A study has shown that an artful plate of food tastes better - perhaps due to the effort that has been put in, or maybe for more complex reasons. How bothered are you by presentation, at home and eating out?You don't have to be an artist or a scientist.
T he stately stretch of New York Avenue, in Washington, DC, that runs between the White House and Mount Vernon Square is bookended by Starbucks. The branch on the corner of 14th Street, Barack Obama's local, welcomes a flow of freezing bodies this brisk November lunchtime.
Conservative eaters, meanwhile, are more influenced by celebrity endorsement of foods, nice packaging, cost and ease of preparation. This knowledge, the Cornell team suggests, can be used to encourage people to be more healthily adventurous, citing the example that kale reached a mass audience after celebrities made it fashionable.