A taste of Kandinsky: assessing the influence of the artistic visual presentation of food on the dining experience – C. Michel, C. Velasco, E. Gatti and C. Spence, Flavour 2014, 3:7  

This article supports the idea that presenting food in an aesthetically pleasing manner can enhance the experience of a dish. In particular, the use of artistic (visual) influences can enhance a diner’s rating of the flavour of a dish. These results are consistent with previous findings, suggesting that visual display of a food can influence both a person’s expectations and their subsequent experience of a dish, and with the common assumption that we eat with our eyes first.  

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