For World Listening Day we’re inviting people to slow down and listen to the sound of food.
The sizzle of frying pan, the rattle of the saucepan, the splash of wine poured into a glass, the muted tones of serious discussion over a menu, the animated conversation and laughter of al fresco diners, the bustle of the market stall, and the yell of order or sale. Food is much more than taste, smell and sight. Sound is an integral part of the experience, whether it be a family gathered around the kitchen table, an elderly person shopping at the market, or a well-dressed young couple eating in a high class restaurant. As hearing deteriorates, the gastronomic experience loses some of its fizz. [continue reading…]