At Kitchen Theory, we are on a continuous odyssey to research and demystify the field of gastronomy. Our research covers gastrophysics, multisensory flavour perception, cooking and experiences. Find out more by browsing some of our latest articles or filter the content by visiting the relevant category pages below.

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“Every Act Of Creation Begins With An Act Of Destruction” Pablo Picasso.

“Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction” Pablo Picasso.

Picasso’s words were meant in the context of artistic creativity, he believed that for one to be truly creative they…

Research Paper – Constructing Flavour Perception: From Destruction To Creation And Back Again

Research Paper – Constructing flavour perception: from destruction to creation and back again

Charles Spence • Jozef Youssef • October 2016   Summary As Pablo Picasso once memorably said: ‘Every act of creation is first an act of…

Research Paper – Colour–taste Correspondences: Designing Food Experiences To Meet Expectations Or To Surprise

Research Paper – Colour–taste correspondences: Designing food experiences to meet expectations or to surprise

Colour–taste correspondences: Designing food experiences to meet expectations or to surprise Charles Spence · Jozef Youssef · Carlos Velasco · Charles…

Research Paper – Where Are All The Synaesthetic Chefs?

Research Paper – Where are all the synaesthetic chefs?

Where are all the synaesthetic chefs? Charles Spence · Jozef Youssef · Ophelia Deroy · Oct 2015 Summary With high-end…

Research Paper – Olfactory Dining: Designing For The Dominant Sense

Research Paper – Olfactory dining: designing for the dominant sense

Olfactory dining: designing for the dominant sense Jozef Youssef · Charles Spence · Dec 2015 Summary The majority of researchers…

Research Paper – Aesthetic Plating: A Preference For Oblique Lines Ascending To The Right

Research Paper – Aesthetic plating: a preference for oblique lines ascending to the right

Aesthetic plating: a preference for oblique lines ascending to the right Jozef Youssef · Georgiana Juravle · Lulu Youssef ·…

Research Paper – On Tasty Colours And Colourful Tastes?

Research Paper – On tasty colours and colourful tastes?

On tasty colours and colourful tastes? Assessing, explaining, and utilizing crossmodal correspondences between colours and basic tastes Charles Spence ·…

Article By Jozef Youssef On GBC – Sandpaper And Silk: Texture And Flavour Perception

Article by Jozef Youssef on GBC – Sandpaper and silk: texture and flavour perception

What is texture in food? Is texture what we see? Feel in our mouth? A tactile sensation or sound? What…

Article By Jozef Youssef On GBC – The Importance Of Aroma

Article by Jozef Youssef on GBC – The importance of aroma

Kitchen Theory founder Chef Jozef Youssef published a series of articles on Great British Chefs in 2015 giving readers insights…

Article By Jozef Youssef On GBC – Sonic Seasoning: How Does Sound Affect What We Eat?

Article by Jozef Youssef on GBC – Sonic seasoning: how does sound affect what we eat?

Kitchen Theory founder Chef Jozef Youssef published a series of articles on Great British Chefs in 2015 giving readers insights…

Article By Jozef Youssef On GBC – The Science Of Food Presentation

Article by Jozef Youssef on GBC – The science of food presentation

"We eat first with our eyes."  With the rise of instagram, food porn and food photography we have seen a…

How Sound Can Alter Our Taste Perception

How sound can alter our taste perception

How does sound affect our taste perception? Back in 2011 we wrote an article on how sounds can alter our perception.…

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Defining Gastrophysics

The emerging science looking to understand how we perceive flavour through our senses.

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A collection of articles exploring our gastronomic interests.

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A collection of articles related to our work designing experiences.

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