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Ranking the importance of the five human senses for cooking

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Ranking the importance of the five human senses for cooking

ipsedixit | Jul 8, 2009 10:50 AM

My order would be the following:

1. Touch
2. Smell
3. Taste
4. Sight
5. Hearing

But here's my question. You could probably rearrange Nos. 1-4 in almost any order and not get much of any argument from most people, but would it be appropriate to rank Hearing anything higher than No. 5?

I'm not saying that the sense of Hearing is never used in cooking, it's just that in comparison to the other senses, it seems to me that Hearing is the least important.

If you do think Hearing should be higher than last, I'd be curious to hear (pun intended) about how or why Hearing is important or critical to your cooking.

In other words, how do you use your sense of Hearing in your cooking?

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