ENJOY CHEESY TUNES WITH HELLOFRESH
Multiple studies from the University of Oxford suggest a strong link between the way we process sound and taste.
Using this research along with data from Spotify's API, HelloFresh have put together some top recipes for you to put this theory to the test yourself!
Short and sharp notes for saltier flavours
Studies show staccato sounds bring out the texture in foods and enhance saltiness. This means that songs with a high tempo and low danceability (which Spotify judges by the tune's overall regularity) pair perfectly with firm, salty cheeses. Perfect to pair with the cheddar in recipes like our Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake or Canellini & Mushroom Potato Top Pie , we've picked out popular hits known for their strong, steady beat.
|The Verve||Bittersweet Symphony||0.36||171|
|Coldplay||Viva la Vida||0.49||138|
|The Beatles||Eleanor Rigby||0.58||138|
Party songs to make your food taste sweeter
It turns out that high pitched sounds have the ability to make your foods taste sweeter. Spotify's party genre is full of high key tunes that will not only lift your spirits, they'll make any fruity accompaniments like the chutney in our Onion Chutney Glazed Pork taste even more tongue tingling. We've chosen Spotify's most popular party anthems to take your dinner party to a new level.
|Swedish House Mafia||Don't You Worry Child- Radio Edit||79|
|Shakira||Waka Waka (It's Time for Africa)||78|
Sit back, relax - and enjoy the sensational savoury flavours
Umami is a Japanese word used to describe a pleasant savoury taste. Studies show low, slow songs enhance umami flavours such as strong, rich cheeses and meats. Take slow bites, focus on the melody and let the flavours dance over your tastebuds.
|Ed Sheeran||Kiss Me||2||0.23||75||73|
|Blind Pilot||3 rounds and a sound||1||0.29||59||59|
|The Smiths||Please, please, please, let me get what I want||2||0.44||63||40|