Study Finds a Great Appetizer Can Actually Make Your Entree Less Enjoyable

June 26, 2015

In comparison to a “mediocre” appetizer.

There’s a good reason that plate of Chili’s baby back ribs tasted so subpar following those delicious Southwestern egg rolls: According to science news site EurekAlert, a recent study at Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management in Philadelphia found that “a comparatively good appetizer could make people enjoy the main course less than if it were preceded by a mediocre appetizer.”

The study was overseen by assistant professor Jacob Lahne, who “specializes in sensory evaluation, or the part of food science dedicated to understanding human sensory responses to foods.” Here’s how Lahne conducted the&hellip