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29

Sep

Do foods taste the same to animals as they do to us?The ability to taste certain flavors varies across the animal kingdom. Take a look at how our tongues compare to those of other species.

Do foods taste the same to animals as they do to us?
The ability to taste certain flavors varies across the animal kingdom. Take a look at how our tongues compare to those of other species.

24

Sep

Is your booze tasty or bitter? Your genes decideTaste genes that influence bitterness have been linked to ‘supertasters’ who are averse to bitter flavors found in kale or coffee.

Is your booze tasty or bitter? Your genes decide
Taste genes that influence bitterness have been linked to ‘supertasters’ who are averse to bitter flavors found in kale or coffee.

14

Sep

The science of taste: Why everything from sound to shapes can affect your taste budsFrom the color of your plate to the cost of your food, science reveals how to create an ideal personalized dining experience — or at least the illusion of one.

The science of taste: Why everything from sound to shapes can affect your taste buds
From the color of your plate to the cost of your food, science reveals how to create an ideal personalized dining experience — or at least the illusion of one.

14

Jun

Why hating cilantro (and other flavors) may be geneticThe newest research suggests we don’t all experience taste and smell the same way.

Why hating cilantro (and other flavors) may be genetic
The newest research suggests we don’t all experience taste and smell the same way.

24

May

Why does airplane food taste so bad?Studies show that flying reduces our ability to detect certain flavors. However, some in-flight foods — such as curry and bloody Marys — do taste the same. Here’s why.

Why does airplane food taste so bad?
Studies show that flying reduces our ability to detect certain flavors. However, some in-flight foods — such as curry and bloody Marys — do taste the same. Here’s why.

19

May

The science of taste: Why everything from sound to shapes can affect your taste budsFrom the color of your plate to the cost of your food, science reveals how to create an ideal personalized dining experience — or at least the illusion of one.

The science of taste: Why everything from sound to shapes can affect your taste buds
From the color of your plate to the cost of your food, science reveals how to create an ideal personalized dining experience — or at least the illusion of one.

06

May

Does food taste better outside the U.S.?Increasingly, American food has an incredibly bland flavor. What could be the cause?

Does food taste better outside the U.S.?
Increasingly, American food has an incredibly bland flavor. What could be the cause?

13

Sep

The broccoli bitterness problemA new study shows how genes may be influencing our taste perceptions.

The broccoli bitterness problem
A new study shows how genes may be influencing our taste perceptions.

26

Jun

How cutlery choices affect your flavor perceptionFrom salty to sweet, what we use to eat our food can enhance our eating experience.

How cutlery choices affect your flavor perception
From salty to sweet, what we use to eat our food can enhance our eating experience.

28

Feb

Our blogger gives her take on it.

Our blogger gives her take on it.