Thursday, October 27, 2011

Why do sandwiches taste better when someone else makes them?

Via Grilled Cheese Social

Daniel Kahlman from the NY Times says it's because: 

"When you make your own sandwich, you anticipate its taste as you're working on it. And when you think of a particular food for a while, you become less hungry for it later. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, for example, found that imagining eating M&Ms makes you eat fewer of them. It's a kind of specific satiation, just as most people find room for dessert when they couldn't have another bite of their steak. The sandwich that another person prepares is not "preconsumed" in the same way."

With the rain hitting the east coast - and the snow hitting my home in CO - I'm thinking a grilled cheese sandwich is probably the best kind of sandwich to force someone else to make for you right now.

For mind-blowing, ooey-gooey-melting inspiration, check out the ever delicious Grilled Cheese Social where MacKenzie Smith riffs on the classic cheese + bread + heat equation in more ways than you ever thought possible.

Ready for lunch?