How To Tell If Someone Likes Your Cooking - Body Language At The Dinner Table

How to Tell if Someone Likes Your Cooking by Reading Body Language my quotes in Every Day With Rachel Ray.

Discover what they really think about your cooking. Body language expert, Patti Wood, says to look for these telling gestures.
By Eliza Borné Photography by Peter Arkle

Closed Eyes
When food tastes really good, some people shut their eyes to block out other senses and enjoy it. Take this as a sign that you did something right!

Scrunched Nose and Lips
Unhappy eaters might slightly turn up their noses and lips when they’re displeased with a bite. It lasts an instant, so watch the person you most want to satisfy.

Stomach Touching
Often assumed to mean someone is full, touching the stomach after eating actually signifies satisfaction. “They want to hold in the pleasant feeling,” says Wood.

Turning away
Whereas people who like their food will surround their plate, those who don’t will often lean away, pulling back their chests or leaning against the back of the chair.

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Patti Wood, MA, Certified Speaking Professional - The Body Language Expert. For more body language insights go to her website at Also check out the body language quiz on her YouTube Channel at