Bonus Track: Sample Listening-Tasting Pairings
I offer the following audio-gustatory pairings for readers to recreate, experiment with, or adapt for their own classes, partners, friends, and colleagues. These pairings provide one possible starting point for discussing how sound affects (or not) the sensory experience of eating in terms of flavor, texture, smell, temperature, and more. Bon appétit!
Chocolate Chip Cookies paired with Minnie Riperton—“You Take My Breath Away”
Nonfat Strawberry Frozen Yogurt paired with St. Vincent—"Los Ageless”
Pizza with Jalapeño Peppers and Onions—Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell—“Drop It Like It’s Hot”
Orange Juice paired with Brian Wilson—"Good Vibrations”
Pop Rocks paired with Janelle Monae—“Make Me Feel”
India Pale Ale paired with sunn O)))—"Troubled Air"
Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Erykah Badu—"Rim Shot”
A Blue Gumball paired with Neko Case—“Gumball Blue”
Sour Patch Kids paired with Blur—“Park Life”
Chicken Noodle Soup paired with Big Thief—"Real Love”