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Ability To Taste Linked To Better Respiratory Health
2012-10-09 11:05:30

A person's ability to taste certain bitter flavors might just be directly related to their ability to fight off upper respiratory tract infections,

The Magic Behind Food Pairings
2012-10-09 06:34:57

Even though there has been the knowledge that certain foods pair well together, culinary connoisseurs chalked it up to a feeling more than anything scientific. However, recent research shows that the way food is perceived is based off of senses in the mouth.

2012-09-20 16:09:49

Obese kids have less sensitive taste-buds than kids of normal weight.

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2012-09-09 08:23:15

Have you ever noticed that a sip of the freshly brewed beverage can never quite match the smell of roasted beans wafting around your favorite coffee house?

2012-09-06 23:02:38

The 2012 Grapes in the Garden wine and food tasting event is scheduled for the afternoon of September 30.

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2012-07-12 13:28:12

When it comes to flavor, the tongue is very basic. Most of our experience of flavur comes from our olfactory system: our nose and sinuses.

Bees Have A Sweet Tooth Too
2012-07-01 10:00:42

According to scientists at Arizona State University, honey bees may hold clues to human taste perception and metabolic disorders.

2012-06-21 02:08:43

Wine and cheese. Sour cream and salsa. A burger and fries. Humanity's age-old preoccupation with food pairing is turning a new corner — and fostering some very strange new plate-fellows — as scientists and chefs try to make sense of an idea called "flavor-pairing theory."


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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