British Airways pairs music and menus to make airplane food taste better with Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini and Coldplay playlist

first_imgFoodies and music fans will enjoy British Airways’ latest efforts to make the experience of flying a little less painful.After its seven-hour train film to settle sleepless passengers, as well as its “happiness blanket”, comes the “Sound Bite”. That’s the pairing of music with food menus in a way that is designed to improve the taste of your dinner at 35,000 feet.Researchers at Oxford University have drawn upon a phenomenon known as “sonic seasoning” where listening to certain sounds changes the way you experience the food you’re eating or wine you’re drinking.According to BA chef Mark Tazzioli, being at such a high altitude reduces passengers’ abilities to taste by 30 per cent. So in addition to using umami-rich ingredients in its meals, the airline is now offering travellers a soundtrack to complement them.Coffee goes particularly well with Plácido Domingo’s Nessun Dorma from Turandot, as the Tenor’s lower tones are suited to the bitterness of the coffee, for example.The question is, do you choose the song that suits the food you’re eating, or the food that matches your favourite song?The playlist is available on BA’s long-haul flights from November, but if you don’t have a journey planned and want to test it out on the ground, here they are in the form of a Spotify playlist, with the menu to pair them with.StarterScottish salmonPaolo Nutini- Scream (funk my life up)Scottish musicians can enhance the provenance of Scottish foodsSavoury starterAnthony and the Johnsons- Crazy in loveorLouis Armstrong and Duke Ellington – AzaleaLow tones complement savoury startersBreakfastFull EnglishJohnny Marr, New town velocityBritish music should be paired with British foodMainBritish classicLily Allen, Somewhere only we knowPiano notes can enhance the sensation of sweet and bitter tastes.orColdplay- A sky full of starsBritish music should be paired with British foodRoast dinnerDebussy- Claire De LuneClassical music is suitable for meals such as Sunday lunch. The piano notes enhance the sensation of sweet and bitter flavoursDessertJames Blunt- You’re beautifulorMadonna- Ray of lightHigh tones boost sweet flavoursAfter dinner chocolateOtis Redding- Sitting on the dock of the bayLow tones can bring out the bitterness in chocolateDrinksRed wineThe Pretenders- Back on the chain gangRock music can enhance the depth of flavour, making red wine appear more “heavy”White wineHope/BBC Symphony Orchestra/Shostakovich- Romance from the Gadfly oOp.97Classical music can enhance the overall experience and perceptions of quality when paired with wine.CoffeePlacido Domingo- Nessun Dorma from TurandotTenors low tones are suited to the bitterness of coffee.  British Airways pairs music and menus to make airplane food taste better with Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini and Coldplay playlist Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 22 October 2014 8:43 am Lynsey Barber Share More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at Tags: NULLlast_img

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