Saveur assistant editor Anna Stockwell is a woman of many talents -- she cooked a whole goose last year -- but when we brought the Phantom v642 super-slow-motion super-camera over to the Saveur office, she was on her lunch break. So we just captured this footage of her and her apple.
Even ordinary phenomena are fascinating to watch when they're filmed at 1,000 frames per second!
This one reminds us for some reason of a wildlife documentary.
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I found watching her devouring attributes being utilized towards that sweet innocent apple interesting. But the finale, when she looks at the camera and captures her blushing smile is best of all!
Can Anna please try that again, but this time with a juicy Banana or Cucumber?? Then one with a Popsicle.
worst slow motion ever. Further more this is a sad excuse for "science".
Please tell me this is the last of this food "science". Next year maybe do a food science day, and not a full week.
and remember, everyone acts differently in camera.
is it just me or did you misspell POPSCIcle?
Roar, Mmm, chomp, chomp, and slurp! Oh, oh, it’s so good! Mmm, Oh!
Oh, oh dear me?! I am being videoed... shy me... smile &blush.
Thank you PoPSCi for the science, lol.
The only way this could have been science is if they would have x-rayed her eating. Showing the food going down her esophagus, stomach, intestins, then out her buttocks!! . . . Now that would have been pretty interesting.
Somehow, I think she was more interested in showing her earrings.
This is like watching Homer Simpson eat, except less sexy.
And NO "xalar", I meant what I wrote, I try not to encourage these boobs at (no so)POPSCI in any further way. They are enough pseudo science as it is.
Still waiting to see the sexy Ms. Anna Stockwell "doing" a Popsicle.
Jokes aside, this process has some interesting elements. First, that we close our eyes as we bite. I'm guessing this is to protect the eyes. Then you have the very careful sinking in of the teeth with significant pauses during that step. Care is taken to make sure the teeth encounter no obstacle and then there is a significant effort to gain leverage. Possibly there is an initial taste sampling done at the same time.
Again, that seems to be in the interest of safety and survival. I don't really know but I suspect that many if not most animals (especially mammals) would exhibit the same pattern. Evolution has weeded out over-zealous eaters!
Far Out Man,
Have you seen large hungry dogs eat?
Ever hear of the term, woofing it down?
See life in all its beautiful colors, and
from different perspectives too!
good point. Actually that is exactly what I was thinking about. We'd have to see it in similar slow-mo but I think you'd see this type of pattern even while the dogs are wolfing down their meals. That is, they have to eat quickly but safely. Certainly depending on the species, other factors may dominate anyhow as you've indicated.
The video seems to show that it is not one action but a series of smaller careful steps. I'm guessing that even an animal in a feeding frenzy (piranha???) will show some of these more careful steps if you can slow it down enough.
@Far Out Man,
The animal in me that eats while watching football does not blink, initial taste or is careful while eating. I question your conclusions.
sure, I should be careful about generalizing. Obviously the type of food has some importance and my speculation also applies more to food as one begins to eat. When looking at humans, there are many processed foods that are very easy to eat quickly and safely. We have a better understanding of what we are chomping on and what hazards may be there.
I was trying to convey that this video seems to show an eating action that is not as smooth as one might expect and I think I've seen this sort of thing with animal videos too. In nature, losing a tooth can have a significant impact on survival.
We need a slow-mo of menoc eating during football!