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Plates, cups and takeaway containers shape what (and how) we eat

From the June 2, 2020 article at The Conversation

“Home cooks have been trying out their skills during isolation. But the way food tastes depends on more than your ability to follow a recipe. 

Our surroundingsthe people we share food with and the design of our tableware – our cups, bowls and plates, cutlery and containers – affect the way we experience food.


Read more: Should we eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper?


For example, eating from a heavier bowl can make you feel food is more filling and tastes better than eating from a lighter one.

Contrast this with fast food, which is most commonly served in lightweight disposable containers, which encourages fast eatingunderestimating how much food you’re eating, and has even been linked to becoming impatient.

These are just some examples of the vital, but largely unconscious, relationship between the design of our tableware – including size, shape, weight and colour – and how we eat.”

Read the entire article for how the following affect the experience of eating
— color of your crockery (as cups and plates)
for example, colored crockery tend to make food taste sweeter!
–plastics
–aesthetics

August 13, 2020 - Posted by | Psychology | , , , ,

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