Taste Surprising Stories and Science about Why Food Tastes Good

ISBN-10: 1439190747

ISBN-13: 9781439190746

Edition: N/A

Authors: Barb Stuckey
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Description: Whether it’s a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup or a salted caramel coated in dark chocolate, you know when food tastes good. Now here’s the amazing story behindwhyyou love some foods and can’t tolerate others.A seasoned food developer to whom food companies turn for help in creating delicious new products, Barb Stuckey reveals that much of what we think we know about taste is wrong. As Stuckey explains how our five senses work together to form “flavor perceptions,” she tells fascinating stories about people who have lost the sense of smell or taste and the unexpected ways their experience of food changes as a result. You’ll learn why kids (and some adults) turn up their noses at Brussels sprouts and broccoli, how salt makes grapefruit sweet, and why you drink your coffee black while your spouse loads it with cream and sugar.Stuckey also provides eye-opening experiments in which you can discover your individual “taster type” and learn why you react instinctively to certain foods, in particular why your response to bitterness is unique. You’ll find ways to improve your ability to discern flavors, detect ingredients, and devise taste combinations in your own kitchen for delectable results.What Harold McGee did for the science of cooking Barb Stuckey does for the science of taste inTaste, a calorie-free way to get more pleasure from every bite.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 3/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Introduction
The Workings of the Senses
Taste
Smell
Touch
Sight
Sound
How the Pros Taste
From Womb to Tomb
The Basic Tastes
Salt
Bitter
Sweet
Sour
Umami
The Sixth Basic Taste-and Other Contenders
Pulling It All Together
Your Brain on Food
How Taste Affects Your Waist
Balancing Flavor
Summary: Sensory Truths You Never Suspected
Fifteen Ways to Get More from Every Bite
A Note About the Notes
Illustration and Photography Credits
Acknowledgments
Index
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