In a human body, there are 5 senses. Sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. If you were able to master all of these senses and bring it to life, what would happen? There is one thing in this world that is close to having all 5 senses, and that is food. Food is one of the biggest industries in the world. People have to eat food, and to eat good food, it costs a lot of money. The only reason why food is one of the most industrial focused is that it is the mastering of the taste. Taste can come from anything, but it is most used for eating. The chewiness of some african dish to the saltiness of a dish in south america. But after you master taste, what else will you master in? that is when the other 3 senses comes in. Food is not only just tasting, but it is also sight, feel, and smell.\
Sight is the presentation of the food. When you cook food, you have to know that it has to be easy to see, and also it has to be creative at the same time. When you also put a dish together, try to include red, orange, or yellow. Those are the colors that make people hungry the most.
With most food, you will usually smell the food. It doesn’t usually work with raw meat or raw food in general. But if you do have a dish that can create some kind of smell, you want that smell to be good. You want that smell to actually satisfy someone. A dish cannot have a smell that goes around the room though. To explain why, I will do it like a math problem. If you have 1 apple and there are 2 people. You have to half the apple. It goes same with the dishes. When you get the smell out of the dish, you are taking the flavor out of the dish, exchanging it for the smell of the food. If you can make dishes that include those 4 aspects, I wonder how beautiful of a dish will come out.
Food will always come in contact with your body, in your mouth. When food goes into your mouth, it is important to have the right texture and the right temperature when the food goes into your mouth. Food in general have a tendancy of being too hard or too soft a lot of the time because the cooks only focus on the flavoring on the food. The key in food isn’t always just the taste, but all your senses. When you think about it, you don’t want a soggy french fry in your mouth or a rock hard streak that you can’t pick up with your fork. Food has to have the right texture to work with the dishes. I talked about texture this whole time, but the temperature is also important. If you don’t have the right temperature for the right food, then it will feel weird. For example, a cucumber cut salad can be cold, but a hamburger from the habit or from in-and-out cannot be cold. the right temperature matters, no matter what food it is.
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