Variety is the spice of life… but who likes spices anyway?
“These apples are worth the risk,” I said to my wife as I enjoyed one out of a bunch of apples we purchased at our local farmer’s market. I explained to her that I specifically enjoyed the taste and crunchiness of this particular apple compared to the grainy, squishy texture some other apples our kids enjoyed had. Standing there rounding off cooking for the evening, she stood in front of the range and ate chunks of onion slices left over in the broth of the chicken she had just broiled.
As she lectured me on the different types of apples by taste and texture, I blurted out, “you can’t pay me enough to eat those soggy onions,” to which she said, “that’s exactly why I’m eating them because they are “soggy” and taste delicious.”
We had two different but similar conversations about how “non-taste” factors affect our taste perception and ultimately define our relationship with the food items we enjoy or hate.
As we enjoy food, it’s important to remember that the whole perception of what we define as “taste” is the combined sensations of taste (from taste buds), smell (from nasal cavities), and mouthfeel.
As we enjoy food, it’s important to remember that the whole perception of what we define as “taste” is the combined sensations of taste (from taste buds), smell (from nasal cavities), and mouthfeel. Mouthfeel encompasses texture, moisture level, fluidity, temperature, chewiness, and tactile experience we get while chewing or swallowing.
The non-taste factors that influence our taste preferences can be so subjective that we often generalize or make comparisons to which we hope others. Suppose non-taste factors impact our taste preferences and what we choose to enjoy or not. That’s why we created TasteDNA.
Unlike taste, it is easier to identify, define, and communicate our preferences regarding our other senses. Think about sharing music or art you like. Specific, accurate descriptions and definitions allow us to express our uniqueness while thriving collectively. Music lovers have their favorite genres and artists, and they know what they like precisely about those genres and artists. Music fans even know how they enjoy their music (listening live or loudly and with others). At TasteDNA, we are building a community of users with unique taste preferences contributing to objective “Taste Profiles”. We then make accurate food recommendations based on the user profiles.
TasteDNA cuts across traditional boundaries like cuisines and local cultures to present food as a summation of experiences.
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. TasteDNA cuts across traditional boundaries like cuisines and local cultures to present food as a summation of experiences.
TasteDNA presents food items you’ve never tried before but are guaranteed to love. We remove the guesswork and ensure that all your taste adventures will be pleasurable.