In response to this statement in my drinking column...
I have to be honest, I'm one of the few lovers of wine who never sticks his nose into a wine glass. In my thinking, sniffing is fine for a dog or a cat or any animal that still finds olfactory information meaningful, but not for a human. We long ago traded the senses of the nose for the glory of tricolor vision.
...two members of the band Friends and Family, Alex McCauley and Nathaniel Elliot Tanner Rogers, wrote:
[We] ate at a pitch black restaurant recently. Part of the gimmick is the idea that without vision you can taste and smell the food better. I think we all found that out it was the opposite—without the visual cues it was much more difficult to make out what we were eating.I do not have the ability to dissociate eating in the dark with the punishment of confinement in a cell with no light.