Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Are You A Supertaster

I first heard about this when I did the miracle fruit demo at the New York Academy of Science. The premise is simple, some people have more taste buds then other people. It is believed that 20% of the population are super tasters, 60% are regular tasters and another 20% are non tasters. I have really never thought about the fact that a customer might not have the biological make up to enjoy a meal. Super tasters are believed to be attracted to the food industry either working in it or being a foodie. It would be interesting experiment to take a picture of all of the great chefs tongues to see if the theory is correct. My other thought would be to have a scanner at the host stand when the guest walks in. A kind of molecular finger print to determine someones taste profile.

3 comments:

Michael Natkin said...

There are test strips available. Maybe you could strike a deal with the company to have them at your host stand for awhile or offer them with the tasting menu... that would be quite a conversatio piece!

cookingschoolconfidential.com said...

We were just talking about this at school (I'm a culinary school student). It's like why some people can't stand cilantro and other people love it. Taste buds. Tricky things.

Cheers!

Ric Dunning said...

Yeah your right! Ben is probably up there lauphing at you! But that would be a cool concept. CRAZZZY!