Your head tilts back, your eyes roll upward, and you let out a large gasp. Wow! The first bite from your meal has put you in a sense of euphoria. Absolutely amazing! Looking over to the person across the table, their face is stone cold. They shovel in their food like a robot without showing a single emotion. Is it good? Bad? Who knows?! A thought pops into your head… “Can you trust someone that doesn’t have facial expressions when eating?”
Your Face Tells Everything About Your Food
Food is our life. We don’t just eat to get fuel but rather enjoy the moment of “breaking bread” with our friends. We think food & passion go together like peanut butter & jelly. Heck, the University of Copenhagen has done research and found that it’s downright difficult to hide what food tastes like. Based on their experiments, they’ve found that humans have twelve different facial expressions based on how sour, sweet, salty or bitter an item is. So, what gives?
Unplug & Enjoy The Meal
We think a lot of the time it’s the distractions of the digital world. From the social media bombardment to busy work schedules, our minds can drift. Our goal at Blue Angel Café is to give you a respite from that diversion so you can enjoy the well-crafted meal in front of you.
Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Expression?
On the other side of the spectrum, can a person go overboard? Remember the classic scene from “When Harry Met Sally?” Writhing in pure pleasure at the world-famous Katz’s Deli in New York, she makes Billy Crystal’s character feel downright awkward. We think most of us would feel the same way if your dining partner began to yell out in ecstasy just like Sally did in the crowded restaurant. But, at least you’d know they’re enjoying it!
So, the next time you’re having dinner with a person that doesn’t express anything, take a moment to gather the scene. Are there distractions? Is something bothering them? If not, maybe just maybe they’re a serial killer… of course, we’re joking about the last statement. 😊