Did you know that ‘visual hunger’ and ‘digital satiation’ is a thing? In short, what this means is arresting images of beautifully-portrayed, succulent food is enough to get those hunger pangs going…and then satisfy them. Without so much as a single bite touching your lips, nay, without the actual presence of physical food, your mind and body can feel as though it has enjoyed the meal that you have merely laid eyes on in photo-form. So what does this tell us? If simply looking at an image of food can have this affect, just think what results visuals combined with real-life delicious food can yield!
From design to lighting, colours to food placement. From the plate you eat off of to the cutlery you use and the table setting you choose to lay it all out in: all of these food-extrinsic considerations can make or break a meal.
Here are some easy-to-action visual tips, taken right from the findings of Gastrophysics professor Charles Spence, that you can start implementing today to transform your dining experience: