Many people think they know what they like, but…
Many people think they know what they like… but most only want what they know
It’s incredible that “Foetuses and breastfed babies can taste what their mothers eat and have been shown to develop early affinities to certain flavors in their mothers’ diets. When we start eating solids, our concept of acceptable foods evolves quickly, and we perceive certain flavors according to how we usually consume them.”
Multiple factors, including genes, experience, and age, determine our food preferences
“Taste is a product of our genes and our environment,” says Leslie J. Stein, Ph.D., from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia. “Multiple factors, including genes, experience, and age, determine our food preferences.” It is safe to say the taste combines nature and nurture.
Childhood exposures, familiar cuisines, economic status, and genetics can influence food preferences. With this restricting so many people from unlearning current habits and creating new connections and relationships with food, taste is an underexplored sense.
With all the information and unprecedented access to so many diverse food types driven by the growing popularity of food delivery apps, it’s the ideal time to see past barriers and a taste adventure. We created TasteDNA to remove these non-tangible barriers by providing unprecedented access to many diverse food types as new versions of the food you already enjoy.
What if we didn’t make lasting decisions about our personal food preferences based on our first or most frequent interaction with a meal but by educating ourselves about the food and all its manifestations? Could we get re-introduced to food and make more educated decisions about which ones we prefer to enjoy most frequently and in which forms we enjoy them most?
Food traditions reflect people’s beliefs and values and are one of the last cultural traits lost when individuals or groups migrate to a new culture. With a well-curated platform, it’s possible to enjoy the best parts of the fusion of international food cultures and local cuisines with accurate recommendations based you your unique food preferences. We can “taste the world” in the literal sense of it with TasteDNA.
TasteDNA knows what you like and searches all known cuisines for what you like and how you want it.
Imagine that the food you enjoy in the texture you love is available just a few miles from you, but it is hidden within a foreign cuisine and described in a foreign language. TasteDNA knows what you like and searches all known cuisines for what you like and how you want it.
TasteDNA is an app that presents a new perspective on our relationship with food. A crowdsourced food preference database that helps everyone articulate their unique relationship with food.