Genuine culinary artistry faces a fundamental hurdle–the preparation of food is also a business and the customer must be satisfied. Art and music production also
Tag: food and wine aesthetics
Taste Is a Co-Production
The debate about whether wine tasting has objective standards too often assumes a mistaken picture of how taste works. The mistaken picture is something like
The Sounds of Sweetness
Studies investigating the effect of music on the taste of food and wine keep proliferating. In this recent report, test subjects, when asked to match
Who Do You Believe? The Wine Critic or Your Lyin’ Nose
Do wine critics matter? Isn’t taste subjective? Can there really be wine expertise in the same sense that doctors have expertise at diagnosing diseases and
Why Food and Wine Writing Must Fail
What did the wines that stimulated conversation in Plato’s Symposium taste like? Or the clam chowder in Moby Dick, the “brown and yellow meats” served
Do We Need Restaurant Stars?
One of the big stories last week in the food world was the LA Times’ decision to stop including star ratings in its restaurant reviews.