See Me, Touch Me, Feel Me
A boring food color palette will make your friends want to take a snooze, and the same goes for texture. You don't want everything on the plate to be smooth and creamy -- throw in some crunch, snap and meatiness, too. It's important for both taste and visual appeal. When you're in doubt, though, taste trumps eye candy. Don't add something to the plate that doesn't taste right with everything else.