Food Diary (November 04, 2011)
Breakfast: Semolina porridge with plums
Lunch: Vegetarian buffet
Baking/sweets: chocolates, chocolate truffles
I didn't take any food photos today, but I did eat food. Less than a year ago I hardly ever took photos of food. How food blogging influences our lives. And I think when I was putting food on the plate today I was subconsciously placing it neatly to make it photogenic. But I selected what I wanted to eat rather than what would look good on the plate, I think, I hope!
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Bite My Cake
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Huffington Post
Music affects the taste of wine. Research published in the British Journal of Psychology found that wine drinkers tended to describe the taste of their wine similar to the theme of music they heard in the background.
In a study more than 200 participants were given one of two glasses of wine: red or white. Each of the four groups listened to one of four songs with different musical classifications. A fifth group did not listen to music while they drank.
The experiment used four songs and classified them as follows:
· "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff - powerful and heavy
· "Waltz of the Flowers" from Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" - subtle and refined
· "Just Can't Get Enough" by Nouvelle Vague - zingy and refreshing
· "Slow Breakdown" by Michael Brook - mellow and soft
After the tasting, participants were asked to rate the taste of their wine by choosing from the descriptions researchers had used to classify the songs. Majority of participants chose the description that had been assigned to the song they heard.
Professor Adrian North, who conducted the study, told the BBC that he thinks the results could "lead retailers to put music recommendations on their wine bottles." I don't think this would happen. Already some wines come with food recommendations. Having music recommendations could create more complications. Whats next - what kind of company to drink the wine with?
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