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2013-06-27 23:52:12

2007 Mas Estela Vi De Lluna is an extremely rare organic and biodynamic wine available for a limited time from Classewines.com Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Classe Wins is pleased to announce the limited availability of 2007 Mas Estela Vi De Lluna, an organic red wine from Catalonia in Spain. Classe Wines has a limited quantity of this red wine in its warehouse, and it expects that it will be available for only a limited time. This represents a rare opportunity for wine enthusiasts to...

Do Size, Weight, Shape And Color Matter For Cutlery?
2013-06-26 10:26:29

BioMed Central The appearance of cutlery can affect perception of a food's taste, reports BioMed Central's open access journal Flavour. Food tastes saltier when eaten from a knife, and denser and more expensive from a light plastic spoon. Taste was also affected by the color of the cutlery. The crockery we use has been shown to alter our perception of food and drink. Beverages in cold colored glasses were rated more refreshing and the weight and color of a plate can alter how dense,...

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2013-06-14 10:21:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s a natural instinct to want to swat a fruit fly in your kitchen, but a group of researchers led by UC Santa Barbara´s Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and the Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) say don´t. According to their new study, that fly could have a major impact on our progress in deciphering sensory biology and animal behavior. And that might someday provide a better...

Food Preferences Vary By Region And Culture
2013-04-18 18:38:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study shows how the country we reside in and culture in which we grew up helps define what tastes we prefer. The scientific community largely believes children's favorite foods across the board are fatty and sugary. However, scientists writing in the Food Quality and Preference journal contradict this theory. The team analyzed whether or not all children prefer the same types of food, such as chips, candy and sugary...

Eating With Your Eyes
2013-04-12 09:00:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been said that people “eat with their eyes” before taking their first bite of any meal and a new study presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) suggests that the eyes can be even more important than the tongue when it comes to perceiving the flavors of foods. "There have been important new insights into how people perceive food flavors," said Cornell...

Taste Perception: Connecting The Molecular Dots
2013-03-07 05:16:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A consortium of scientists has identified a new protein regulator of taste, findings that help unlock the mystery of exactly how cells transmit taste information to the brain for three out of the five primary taste types. The researchers identified CALHM1, a channel in the walls of taste receptor cells, as a necessary component in the process of sweet, bitter, and umami (savory) taste perception. The other two taste types, sour...

Bitter Tasting Substances Can Help With Asthma Attack
2013-03-06 17:37:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The sudden onset of an asthma attack can be a frightening event. Asthmatics often experience a severe shortness of breath combined with coughing or wheezing and a tightening sensation in their lungs and chest. If you suffer from asthma, there is a chronic state of inflammation in your lungs. When this inflammation is paired with constriction of the airwaves and muscles in the chest, it is important to seek immediate relief,...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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