How chefs invent by free associating flavor layers
Flavor Fluency: Original Film Series
Project focus: Flavor Chains: How chefs invent recipes by layering free associations
Why it is interesting: The Flavor Chain is one approach to inventing with flavors
Project it is part of: Most people only ever learn to copy a recipe, if they learn to cook at all. But chefs somehow teach themselves to understand flavor, to prototype flavor combinations, and to invent recipes with it. It is not well-known how they learn to do this, as there is no standard way to learn flavor fluency. This is part of a larger inititaive to understand our felt sense of taste and how to design for it.
Role: Concept, Art Director, Producer
Funding: Harvard University Office of the Provost
Recognition: Premiered at the Cambridge Science Festival