High-pitched music makes chocolate taste sweeter, and other sonic seasonings

“Sound is the forgotten flavor sense,” says experimental psychologist Charles Spence. In this episode of Gastropod, we discover how manipulating sound can transform our experience of food and drink, making stale potato chips taste fresh, adding the sensation of cream to black coffee, or boosting the savory, peaty notes in whiskey

Composers have written music to go with feasts and banquets since antiquity—indeed, at a particularly spectacular dinner hosted by duke Philip of Burgundy...

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