Season 12 Episode 3

Why Are Food Memories So Powerful?

Who remembers cheese and pineapple on cocktail sticks?! All of us, right? Prepare to head down memory lane, because in today’s episode we’re looking at food memories! We unveil the science behind why they’re so powerful, with plenty of reminiscing over our own food memories and some of yours too! Which leaves us wondering if it’s ever possible to recreate those feelings by recreating the food… Aaand as usual we want to hear what you think – do you have any childhood food memories that stand out? Have any of your memories inspired your cooking today? Or do you disagree with anything we’ve said?! Let us know in the comments!


Best soundbite: “I don’t think James’s palette is refined enough to appreciate the joys of pineapple and cheese” – Jamie Spafford

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Nostalgia is a huge factor in why food memories are so powerful. So is it ever possible to completely recreate the feeling associated with a specific food? Or do we just have to make new memories?

Psychologists explain why food memories can feel so powerful

What Your Earliest Food Memories Say About You

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