If you love bold flavors, go for copper or zinc utensils. These relatively unstable metals can enhance a food's dominant flavor
, found a blindfolded taste test at the University of Oxford. (You're effectively eating copper or zinc atoms along with your food.) The results: Salty cream tasted saltier (and bitterer) than when eaten off the usual stainless steel cutlery. Sweet cream tasted surprisingly sweeter. The best plating for purists (with Midas's assets): gold
. With no metallic taint at all, flavors rang true.