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06/16/2004: "raw meat torn by trumpet blasts!!"

I was trying to figure out why Dr Prinz's research at the Molecular Gastronomy Research Centre, as described by David Toop, sounded so familiar. While I was looking up some stuff on the Web on his work, I came across this observation from physicist Peter Barham, a researcher on molecular gastronomy at the University of Bristol:

"One area that fascinates me is how all the senses play their own roles in our appreciation of food. Even our sense of touch can affect our perception of flavour. Try this experiment for yourselves. Try tasting some ice cream - it should taste good, like ice cream. Now take the same ice cream and while putting a spoonful in your mouth close your eyes and fondle a piece of velvet cloth. It will taste creamier than before! But even more astonishing if you rub your hand over a piece of fine sandpaper while taking yet another spoonful, the ice cream will seem to become gritty."
 
Then I thought, who did this before? The sensual rub of food, the music of chewing and crunching, velvet and sandpaper...it sounds so familiar...

The Italian Futurists, of course! I leafed through my well-thumbed copy of The Futurist Cookbook, written by F.T. Marinetti in 1932:

"Second: Aerofood, tactile, with sounds and scents (devised by Fillia). Here there are few little complications. Eating futuristically, one uses all the five senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing...Every dish will thus be preceded by a perfume attuned to it, which will be dispelled from the table by electric fans. Next the use in measured doses of poetry and music as unexpected ingredients to accentuate with their sensual intensity the flavours of a given dish. The second course consists of four parts: on a plate are served one quarter of a fennel bulb, an olive, a candied fruit and a tactile device. The diner eats the olive, then the candied fruit, then the fennel. Contemporaneously, he delicately passes the tips of the index and middle fingers of his left hand over the rectangular device, made of a swatch of red damask, a little square of black velvet and a tiny piece of sandpaper. From some carefully hidden melodious source comes the sound of part of a Wagnerian opera, and simultaneously, the nimblest and most graceful of the waiters sprays the air with perfume..."


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