David Chung’s Unified Theory of Deliciousness

 

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David Chung wrote this month’s cover story for Wired Magazine articulating his “Unified Theory of Deliciousness.” His articles explains the theory of applying “strange loops” to food, dishes like bolognese and mapo tofu having fundamental similarities, and people liking dishes that remind them of other food they’ve liked in the past.

What separates decent dishes from the “truly slap-yourself-on-the-forehead ones” is for the second – “you don’t just respond to the dish in front of you; you are almost always transported back to another moment in your life.”

He also presents an interesting paradox that the perfectly seasoned dish will taste both under- and over- salted at the same time.

Read the full article here