The Secrets to Appreciating Good Food

Appreciating Good Food

Eating is more than just a means of survival. As we move forward in the grand evolutionary scale, we realise that eating is one of life’s best pleasures.

But with the modern and fast-paced lifestyles, many find it quite hard to understand that eating is a subtle pleasure.  So what you need to do is take an extra second and appreciate the festival of flavours in your tongue.

Whether you are eating at home or dining at a fine Indian restaurant in London, says there are some simple ways to appreciate good grub.

Slow Down

It is important that you slow down and pay attention to your meal. Savour each bite and observe the flavours and decide what makes it scrumptious. If you are asked to sample multiple dishes, cleanse your palate before moving to the next food. You can do this by drinking water or munching soda crackers.

Engage All Your Senses

For a complete dining experience, do not just use your tongue when savouring food. Look at how the meal is presented. Take a picture if you really appreciate the aesthetics of the meal (some etiquette may apply, however). Of course, do not forget to indulge in the aroma.

Read Your Meal Ahead

To really appreciate a new dish, you need to read up on its history, ingredients and preparation. This will give you a lot more reasons you need to appreciate this particular dish. It will give you a head start on the food’s cultural significance.

Lastly, do not forget the ambience. When dining outside, choose a restaurant with comfortable seating and magnificent views. If you are cooking at home, it will be excellent if you set up a candlelight dinner. You may choose to play your favourite music, as you indulge in your own gastronomic frivolity.