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Taste What You're Missing The Passionate Eater's Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good

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ISBN-10: 1439190739

ISBN-13: 9781439190739

Edition: 2012

Authors: Barb Stuckey

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Foodies rejoice! Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite food inventor offers a guide to the senses with advice on how to develop your palate and better enjoy the pleasures of eating.Featured by Malcolm Gladwell in a New Yorker magazine article about the quest to develop the perfect cookie, Barb Stuckey is the food developer that famed foodies—such as Michael Pollan—turn to when they need to understand the pyschology and physiology of taste. In Taste What You’re Missing, Stuckey shares her professional knowledge in an engaging style that’s one part Mary Roach, two parts Oliver Sacks, and a dash of Anthony Bourdain for spice.Taste What You’re Missing serves up stories: seared, sauced, and garnished with…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction
What Are You Missing?
Tip of Your Tongue, Tip of the Iceberg
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
Fat: The Sixth Basic Taste-and Other Candidates
The Nuances of Flavor
Taste Magic: The Business and Chemistry of Flavor
Terrible Tastes Taste Terrible
Perspective
The Chef Who Lost His Smell, and Other Tragedies of Taste
How Taste Affects Your Waist
Putting It All Together
Balancing Flavor: Recipes That Teach
Summary: Sensory Truths You Never Suspected
Fifteen Ways to Get More from Every Bite
Notes
Illustration and Photography Credits
Resources and References
Smell and Taste Treatment Centers and Research Centers Without Clinics
Acknowledgments
Index