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The Week in Bites | 13th May 2012

The Week in Bites | 13th May 2012

A restaurant at the bottom of the sea, the taste of sound, the maths of pasta and Noma in London sells out in just 2.5 hours

By FDL on

Burger A-Z

This week we started by looking at Hamburgers, not recipes, fillings or which fast food chain is best, but pure hamburger facts. We brought you a list of 26 things you might not know about burgers - from why they're called the liberty sandwich to how the cheese burger was born.

This is a great collection of burger based facts that provide context and insight into one of the world's most popular sandwiches.

The Maths of Pasta                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Did you know that almost every pasta shape ever designed share the same two mathematical functions? Well this week we met with George L. Legendre the author of the book, Pasta By Design.

In the book, George who is an architect, examines the mathematical properties of pasta, applying his technical knowledge of design and mathematical drawing to create formulas that express pasta shapes. He discovered a number of interesting things about pasta and also managed to create a beautifully designed book that houses the biggest visual collection of pasta shapes ever published.

The Taste of Sound                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

If hard rock tastes bitter and pop tastes sweet - how does classical music taste? This week we looked at some research conducted by the Crossmodal Research Laboratory which suggests that the music we listen to when eating can have a big affect on the way we taste food.

The research leads to some interesting results and opens the door for questions on what music to pair with certain foods to achieve the best possible flavors. It also plays into the recent documentary from the team at the Mugaritz restaurant who have released a documentary showing how they spent years trying to create a score of music to accompany their food.

In The Blog
We brought you the news that Rene Redzepi's Noma pop up in London sold out in just 2.5 hours, there was also a great post on how to sharpen knives and we brought you some aquatic pictures from inside a restaurant at the bottom of the sea.

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