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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."

2012-06-06 23:03:16

River and Trail Outfitters offers outdoor enthusiasts with a thirst for wine and music the ultimate fun multi-adventure day of kayaking on the Potomac River, followed by wine tasting and live

2012-06-01 10:12:57

The human tongue has just one receptor type for detecting sweetness but about25 different ones for bitter flavors.

Genes May Explain Why Some People Don't Like  Meat
2012-05-03 06:12:52

If you don't like the taste of pork, the reason may be that your genes cause you to smell the meat more intensely, according to a new study.

Unmasking Black Pepper's Secrets As A Fat Fighter
2012-05-02 10:53:31

A new study provides a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper.


Word of the Day
metagrabolized
  • totally perplexed and mixed up.
The word 'metagrabolized' is also spelled 'metagrobolized'.
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