Friday, 28 March 2014
Molecular gastronomy kit specialists Molecule-R have announced an innovative new product. Available now for pre-order and due to ship in June/July, the Aroma Fork is sold with a set of 21 aromas that can be used to scent it, enhancing the taste of food eaten with the fork.
Aromas supplied include Bean (chocolate, coffee and vanilla), Herbs (basil, coriander and mint), Nuts (almond, coconut and peanut) and Umami (butter, olive oil, smoke and truffle). Each is inserted into the base of the fork using a circle of diffusing paper and a dropper.
The company will also offer Aroma Spoons, which function in a similar way but are supplied without pre-designed scents.
Homebuildlife subscribers can read more about the role of scent and other factors in flavour perception in our reports Taste of Tableware and Sensorial Tableware.