Flavor is actually a combination of taste and aroma. In fact, your tongue only perceives about 10% of the “flavor” you perceive: salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and umami (savory). Everything else you “taste” is actually coming from the aroma. EATING IS A SENSUOUS, MULTISENSORY EXPERIENCE.
Day 4: The Gift of Aroma
Today begins a series of Flavor Experiments.This is a really fun activity to do with your family! Choose several similar foods to “taste” with your nose plugged and your eyes closed. Suggestions:
- Apples and if you dare, raw sweet onion (be prepared to be amazed!), or pears
- Lemons and limes
- Black and green olives
- Jelly beans or fruit flavored LifeSavers
- Red and white wine