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Tastier Napkins

What colour are yours? Ours are white most of the time, but red at Christmas and green for eating alfresco. I'm talking about table napkins, of course. It seems that recent research is telling us that the colour of the napkin can make food tastier.


Simply serving up a pudding with a pink napkin will make the dessert course taste extra sweet, according to chef Linda Lundgren. Studies have established that the colour of food affects how we taste it, but now experts say that napkin colour is important too. For example, chef Lundgren recommends a mustard yellow napkin with green food, such as sprouts and salad and aqua blue will make Indian dishes seem less salty, she says. Red or pink napkins are best with desserts, making them taste much sweeter. Such advice is surprisingly backed by academics at Oxford University, whose professor of experimental psychology, Charles Spence, has published a book on 'gastrophysics'. Spence claims that the colour of plates , table clothes, napk…

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