Tag: taste

Your Choice In Utensils Can Change How Food Tastes

Your Choice In Utensils Can Change How Food Tastes

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cutlery, dishes and other inedible accoutrements to a meal can alter our perceptions of taste, according to researchers. And it might be more about our brains than our tongues.

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Feeling A Little Blue May Mask Our Ability To Taste Fat

Feeling A Little Blue May Mask Our Ability To Taste Fat

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Temporary, strong emotions, when we’re already feeling down, can significantly reduce our ability to perceive the fat in our food, researchers say. It’s the latest finding to show how strong emotions can confuse our sense of taste.

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Some People Really Can Taste The Rainbow

Some People Really Can Taste The Rainbow

| March 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Some people with a rare neurological condition known as synesthesia can taste shapes or smell color. And when these people work in the food industry, it can radically redefine flavor profiles. (Blue wine? Moss-flavored cotton candy?)

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Q & A with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, author of “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate”

Q & A with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, author of “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate”

| July 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic dishes the real scoop on picky eaters in her book “Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater’s Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate” with a generous side of belly laughs. A manifesto for picky eaters, and an explainer for omnivores!

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KQED’s Forum: ‘Taste What You’re Missing’

KQED’s Forum: ‘Taste What You’re Missing’

| April 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

Author Barb Stuckey says if you really want to understand why you like the food you like, you can’t stop with taste. Her new book “Taste What You’re Missing” explains how all five senses interact to make our experience of meals delicious, or disappointing.

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QUEST: Science of Taste & City Egg, Country Egg

QUEST: Science of Taste & City Egg, Country Egg

| April 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Did you know that about 95 percent of what we think is taste is actually smell? Or that the way we perceive flavor comes from a complex relationship between our senses, emotions and memories? As scientists decode how our taste and olfactory receptors work, top California chefs are taking that knowledge and creating alchemy in the kitchen.
Plus a Web Extra: City Egg, Country Egg

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