The podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz did an interesting podcast the other day, exploring the relationship between sound and taste.
They looked at the science of how certain sound might trick our brains to taste different things.
The podcast began by telling the classic story of the fajita plate… and how the rise of popular Tex-Mex food was as much a story of the sizzling fajita platter coming out of the kitchen as it was about the food.
Then they explore the idea of certain sounds highlighting sweet and bitter flavours in food.
The easy take away from the episode is that higher pitched sounds will highlight sweet tastes and lower bass notes will bring out bitter.
Could be interesting to think about your soundscape in relation to food if you are working in a restaurant, or even soundtracking a dinner party.