Sunday, June 16, 2019

Post #1- TASTE

One of the senses I found most interesting to learn about when reading “See What I’m Saying” was taste. More specifically, I enjoyed reading about dining at a restaurant that is pitch black. The individuals that were dining found that the smell of the food has an influence on how appetizing it is. The book talks about how the sound, touch, and other factors all influence what you are tasting. I watched a short video on YouTube about losing your sense of taste. In the video, Adrian explained that after he lost his sense of taste, he only eats simple foods because it is not enjoyable to eat without being able to taste any flavor. Like the book talks about, he adds spices and herbs to almost every food that he eats in order to enhance the smell sensation. He also believes it’s the texture of the spices that he enjoys, since he is unable to taste them. I find this extremely interesting since I never really took the time to think about how our senses play a huge role in eating. I would definitely find eating unenjoyable if I was unable to taste any flavor.         

5 comments:

  1. Hello Gabriella, I found your video to be very entertaining and interesting. It is very amazing how all of our senses influence how our food tastes to us. For me, the look of food is what pushes me away. I could never imagine what it would be like not to taste anything. Like Adrian, I too would only eat the basics just because there would be no point to indulge in expensive cuisine you are unable to experience anyway. Great post !

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  2. Hello Gabriella, I too would find it frustrating not being able to taste anything. The video you attached was very interesting and explained the topic very well. I wouldn't say I have a great sense of taste, however I would miss tasting certain things. Thanks for the post!

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  3. This post was very entertaining. I never thought about how someone could lose their sense of taste. It would be the least of an impact as far as daily functioning, but this sure would be an adjustment. Now I have learned that spice is a feeling not a taste! Thank you for the knowledge! -Annmarie Ciulla

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  4. I enjoyed reading your post and watching the video you provided along with it. I could not imagine being unable to taste food. Although, I have experienced it several times when I was sick with a cold and couldn't taste anything because I was congested. It's always an awful experience because I can't enjoy the taste of my food like I normally would and it actually left me feeling hungrier than I was before. Our noses are essential for taste and I too would find it very hard altering my eating habits because I lost my sense of taste, so I would probably do something similar to Adrian to make up for that. Great post and I would love to continue to do more research on this topic.

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