Jun 21, 2021
Without taste, the experience of eating would be a routine and
joyless chore. Taste is an almost magical part of our individual
experience because everyone’s perceptions and preferences are so
unique; but what IS taste, really, and what informs it? It is so
much more than a chemical reaction on our taste buds. Taste is made
up of shifting cultural norms, food science and technology, and the
art of cooking, of bringing a dish to life through careful
preparation and the right ingredients. And by better understanding
how all of these elements work together, you can develop an even
deeper appreciation for your favorite food experiences.
In this SXSW Session, food scientists, chefs, and other food experts discuss how culture, science, and technology shape one of the most important aspects of our lives.