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I've known what you consume your food on, fine white china, e.g., can influence the perception of what you are eating. So, I guess, the utensils, are equally important:
"Being "born with a silver spoon in your mouth" has long been known to have advantages. Apparently, eating off a silver spoon also has its perks — it seems to make your food taste better."
Your Choice In Utensils Can Change How Food Tastes : The Salt : NPR