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2012-01-12 21:43:00

Why do we like fatty foods so much? We can blame our taste buds.

2011-12-26 06:23:18

Infants around six months of age who have been introduced to starchy table foods- which often contain salt- have a greater preference for salty taste than do infants not yet eating these foods.

Harvard Researchers Use Facebook To Study How Friendships Form
2011-12-22 05:04:05

New research by three Harvard University sociologists examines how we select our friends and the role that friendship plays in transmitting tastes and new ideas.

2011-12-15 17:22:11

North Americans and Western Europeans love a good mix of alpha-terpineol, 4-methylpentanoic acid and ethyl propionate for dinner, flavor compounds shared in popular ingredients like tomatoes, parmesan cheese and white wine.

2011-12-07 14:27:11

Long the bane of picky eaters everywhere, broccoli’s taste is not just a matter of having a cultured palate; some people can easily taste a bitter compound in the vegetable that others have difficulty detecting.

2011-12-02 12:50:48

There's an existential crisis that often happens at dinner tables across the country: why won't kids eat their vegetables?

2011-11-02 13:36:01

When fat, sugar and gluten come out of salad dressings, sauces, cookies, beverages, and other foods with the new genre of package labels shouting what's not there, what goes into "light" or "-free" versions of products to make them taste like the original version?

Fondness For Sweets Linked To Sweeter Personality
2011-10-27 05:25:59

Does having a sweet tooth make you a sweeter person? According to American researchers the answer could be Yes.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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