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Forums - General Discussion - As humans , why are we satisfied of certain foods being (cold/hot)

Like we enjoy a freshly warm pizza but not a cold one , while many enjoy a cold ice cream ? Sometimes a cold drink really hits the spot instead a warm drink except coffee. why is that? WHy is steak better warm than a cold one? while animals eat their food raw either from other animals or fruits like gorrillas and their banana's?



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I guess some foods taste better hot or cold. Cold pizza is "Eh...", but hot pizza is "Yeah!!", and that's just one example.



It's a well known phenomenon, your taste buds work differently depending on temperature
https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2005/12/19/Food-temperature-affects-taste-reveal-scientists#
(Old article, advanced copy paste protection, won't let me copy pieces of text)

In a nutshell, warmer food enhances taste. For some products cold is better, drinking melted ice cream is too sweet (yet too cold and you don't taste it) warm beer/wine too bitter. Yet coffee and tea depend on their bitter taste and taste better hot. Cold coffee loses its flavor.



A lot of people like cold pizza... not me... but a lot.

I think it's mostly because hot food such as steak is obviously fresher when it's still warm, as to cool down it'd have to be left after it's cooked.



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Animals prefer warm meat as well, fresh kill or cooked meat in the zoo. Warm meat is also easier too eat, cold steak tends to get pretty tough.

Why do cold fries taste so bad though, fries go 'bad' very quickly.



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SvennoJ said:

It's a well known phenomenon, your taste buds work differently depending on temperature
https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2005/12/19/Food-temperature-affects-taste-reveal-scientists#
(Old article, advanced copy paste protection, won't let me copy pieces of text)

In a nutshell, warmer food enhances taste. For some products cold is better, drinking melted ice cream is too sweet (yet too cold and you don't taste it) warm beer/wine too bitter. Yet coffee and tea depend on their bitter taste and taste better hot. Cold coffee loses its flavor.

Snipping tool works here is the article in 2 snips. 



SvennoJ said:

It's a well known phenomenon, your taste buds work differently depending on temperature
https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2005/12/19/Food-temperature-affects-taste-reveal-scientists#
(Old article, advanced copy paste protection, won't let me copy pieces of text)

In a nutshell, warmer food enhances taste. For some products cold is better, drinking melted ice cream is too sweet (yet too cold and you don't taste it) warm beer/wine too bitter. Yet coffee and tea depend on their bitter taste and taste better hot. Cold coffee loses its flavor.

does this also apply to water?



SvennoJ said:

It's a well known phenomenon, your taste buds work differently depending on temperature
https://www.beveragedaily.com/Article/2005/12/19/Food-temperature-affects-taste-reveal-scientists#
(Old article, advanced copy paste protection, won't let me copy pieces of text)

In a nutshell, warmer food enhances taste. For some products cold is better, drinking melted ice cream is too sweet (yet too cold and you don't taste it) warm beer/wine too bitter. Yet coffee and tea depend on their bitter taste and taste better hot. Cold coffee loses its flavor.

Cold tea and cold coffee are a thing though.

But what you is right, and yeah fries suck when cold.



Fats best served warm, sugars cold.



I eat everything cold.