Does a approach you cut vegetables shift a approach they taste? Its a question most cooks have pondered as they painstakingly cut as well as dice, fragment as well as chiffonade, julienne as well as brunoise, or uh chop. Really, does all that careful knife work make a difference, flavorwise?Writing upon NPRs The Salt blog, biologist-turned-science-writer Carolyn Beans recently sought an answer to that very questionand consulted multiform experts. And those experts told her a answer is (no need to mince words) yes.Heres why:Surface Area: The cooking method is starting to dig some-more finely cut vegetables more. Youre starting to get some-more of a reaction, Dallas Morning News grill critic Leslie Brenner told Beans.Texture: The cut of a unfeeling creates a clarity of texture, that can start a notice of its flavor. If you put a unfeeling that is some-more rounded in your mouth, your mind is generally starting to be thinking about something that has some-more of a succulence to it, Culinary Institute of America dean Brendan Walsh explained to Beans. Something cut in squares is starting to be a little bit some-more toothsome, with a jagged edge, as well as will give a sense of something rugged or tough. Your mind will think something is flavorful if it is smoother.Aroma: The approach you cut a little vegetables can start a approach they smell as well as smell is a large partial of taste. In a little cases it comes down to chemistry. Physiologist Charles Forney, of Agriculture as well as Agri-Food Canada, offering Beans an example:If you cut an onion or garlic, you release an chemical substance called alliinase that produces a typical pungency or onion or garlic aroma, that really isnt there when its intact. He said, The enzymatic greeting forms a season so a some-more finely its cut, a some-more season that will be released.Sigh. Too bad for those of us lazily hoping you could cut produce any that approach as well as goal to get a same effect. On a bright side, during slightest all your work in a kitchen all these years hasnt been for naught.Photo courtesy of iStock