Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The term “she eats with her eyes” has actually been proven to be an accurate allegation. Our sense of taste is actually connected to our sense of sight. When an individual goes to a restaurant, they expect to have a plate of food in front of them that looks colorful, appetizing, fresh, and very put together. As human- beings, we have expectations about how our food should be presented. If a plate of food looks un- fresh or spoiled, our mind automatically tells us that it will not taste good. So how does sight play a role in determining the kind of food we eat?

When we look at a particular object, our eyes automatically send signals to our brain. After looking at a particular food, our brain will decide whether the food will taste up to our standards. One of the most important aspects of sight in terms of a meal is the color of it. A person at the supermarket will not buy a brown apple or a green tomato. A lot of times, companies add preservatives because they play off of the idea that the better a food looks, the more likely a consumer will buy it. Color plays a primary role in our perception of taste and without proper color, the foods we are used to eating would not taste the same. Even if the quality of a food is exactly the same, the color of the food will be of higher significance. Our perception in the food world is of visual standards. 


  1. I agree with your post. I believe if food did not look appealing then we would automatically think that it does not taste well.

  2. I was recently reading about how supermarkets throw out huge amounts of perfectly good produce because it is misshaped or discolored. It's a shame that so much edible food is being wasted because people don't want to eat a strange-looking fruit or vegetable!

  3. I agree with you. I believe this is one of the reasons why most people will not eat or try foods of other cultures. Spices like curry turn everything yellow and all though it smells amazing, it is visually less appealing.