Whenever I hear a sound I experience an involuntary and automatic mouth-feel flavour. If I hear my dog bark, I get the taste and texture of runny custard in my mouth. The word "like" has the taste and texture of thick, creamy yoghurt, the name "Martin" is made up of a complex mix not dissimilar to a warm Bakewell Tart. Individual voices all have taste and texture as does all music.
The restaurant is a global first in that via an iPad in store, the app or from a personal computer customers are given the choice of over 9 billion meal combinations. The idea is that our taste preferences and nutritional needs vary not only from person to person but from day to day.
Delicious and accessible food is something many of us take for granted. Yet for those in need, flavourful food is often missing from their lives. The consumption of nutritious and flavourful food has a natural link to physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing.
Flavour is fulfilment and autumn is an ideal time to spice things up in your kitchen! Some of my favourite indulgences for this season are nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. These aren't just good flavour-makers, they're healthy too.
Late in the afternoon, while still at work, I can smell hops coming off a fresh pint of beer. The scent is so strong it feels almost real. I don't work in a pub. Or a brewery, although the thought is increasingly tempting.
Born and raised in Mumbai and having done a fair bit of travelling around India has given me not just the best experiences