FP6: Taste Memory

06 May 2006, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in chefs & restaurants, podcast

What is taste memory? How does a food experience indelibly etch itself in our minds, evoking triggers sometimes years later? Even more intriguing, how do mental impressions of food have the power to evoke fantasies, or physical reactions within us?

While scientists delve into the research, some chefs are on a mission to use food as a mind trigger to create a richer eating experience. Chef Mark joins me for a chat on Jean-Louis Gerin’s recent sensory tasting dinner, and to share some favorite taste memories. (And yes, we want you to share yours, too.)

Theme Music: “New York Cheesecake,” by Adam Buker.

The Food Philosophy podcast is a production of The Gilded Fork.