Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sandwiches: Right side up?
How careful are you to eat a sandwich right side up? My way of doing it is:
I find myself putting the stronger condiment on top because i've always done it that way... maybe its more flavorful. Also the cheese and veggies are up top for structural purposes; if the veggies were on the bottom then they'd have a higher probablility of falling out. This means that the majority of the flavor is aimed directly at the tastebuds on the roof of your mouth....
This is a diagram of the tastebuds on your tounge.
The center of the tounge does not have too many tastebuds. Therefore, the base of the sandwich, the most stable in terms of structure as well as taste recieves a much more bland experience than the roof of the mouth. I've always thought that my diagram was rightside up. However, Subway restaurants make their sandwiches upside down... how is this possible? Who is right?