研究:餐巾顏色影響食物口感


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Sometimes picking the right music or lighting for a dinner date can be daunting, but research suggests you should be focusing on the color of your napkins too. 有時候為晚餐約會選擇對的音樂或燈光是個艱巨的任務,然而研究顯示,你還應該注意你的餐巾顏色。

A new report examining the relationship between colored napkins and the flavor of food found that color is a powerful contributor. 一份新報告研究了各種顏色的餐巾和食物口感之間的關係,結果發現,餐巾顏色也是個重要的因素。

The report reveals which colors pair best with which dishes to help give your dinners that extra bit of flavor. 報告顯示,選擇和食物最搭的餐巾顏色可以提升你晚餐的口感。

Napkin brand Tork partnered with Swedish food stylist and chef, Linda Lundgren, who paired dishes with a range of colored napkins. 餐巾品牌多康和瑞典食物造型師、廚師琳達•隆葛籣合作,用一系列各種顏色的餐巾和食物搭配。

She told trade magazine The Caterer: ‘How do you make a strawberry mousse sweeter and richer-tasting? The answer isn’t more strawberries and sugar. 她告訴行業雜誌《餐飲承辦者》說:“你怎樣能讓一道草莓慕斯吃起來更甜、口感更豐富?答案不是多放草莓和糖。”

‘Instead, try serving the dish with a coral pink napkin. “而是應該試著用珊瑚紅的餐巾搭配這個甜點。”

‘The color actually increases the perception of sweetness and decreases bitterness, making it perfect for desserts.’ “珊瑚紅色能提升甜味、減少苦味的感受,是甜點的完美搭配。”

The experiments found that aqua blue napkins enhance the flavor of eggs and Indian food. 該實驗發現,水藍色的餐巾能夠提升雞蛋和印度食物的口感。

This is because it brings out orange and yellow as contrast colors and makes the dishes seem less salty, Ms Lundgren said. 隆葛籣說,這是因為水藍色與食物的橘色和黃色構成鮮明對比,從而讓食物吃起來感覺不那麼鹹。

Coral pink helps to decrease the bitterness of dishes like grapefruit and makes meals taste sweeter, while pink or rose red work best with desserts. 珊瑚紅色有助於減少葡萄柚等食物的苦味,讓食物吃起來感覺更甜,而粉色或玫瑰紅色和甜點最配。

Mustard yellow helps to improve the flavor of green dish such as sprouts and salads, as well as tart flavors including fish and sea food. 芥末黃有助於提升豆芽菜、沙拉等綠色食物的口感,還能讓包括魚和海鮮在內的酸味食物感覺更好吃。

Anthracite grey helps to contrast the tones of lighter colored table settings and meals, meaning grey napkins give Mediterranean food a richer taste. 煤灰色有助於與淺色的桌布和食物構成鮮明對比,這意味著灰色的餐巾能讓地中海食物的口感更豐富。

Julia Wood, senior product manager at Tork, said: ‘Restaurant operators need to provide the very best experience for customers. 多康的高級產品經理朱莉亞•伍德說:“餐廳經營者需要為顧客提供最好最優質的體驗。”

‘Getting creative by simply using complementary napkin colors with the dishes they serve will really make an exquisite plate of food stand out.’ “只需通過使用顏色和食物互補的餐巾這樣的小創意,就會讓精美食物的口感更出色。”