taste

wine

How Fancy Wine Labels Brainwash You

Whoever said that those obnoxiously poetic wine descriptions don't serve a purpose?
Alex Swerdloff
6.8.17
Health

Why I’m Starting a Cooking Class for People Living with Cancer

London-based food writer Ryan Riley, who lost his mother to cancer as a teenager, is developing a free cooking course for those undergoing cancer treatments.
Ryan Riley
3.14.17
study

Scientists Finally Reveal Why Wine and Cheese Taste Better Together

We all know that wine and cheese go together like—well—like birds of a feather, or like yin and yang, or like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. But now science knows precisely why that is—an achievement worthy of some Cheez-It and a box of...
Alex Swerdloff
10.21.16
coffee

The Majority of People Might Just Genuinely Prefer Cheap Coffee

A full 67 percent of testers liked the cheap stuff better. When Rossen blind-tested three of his coworkers, all three of them preferred the cheap coffee.
Alex Swerdloff
8.26.16
taste

Antidepressants Made Me Lose My Sense of Taste

I was floored. Food was how I navigated my world, and now my sense of taste had become unrecognizable. I was a food writer who could no longer trust my own senses.
Simran Sethi
7.9.16
coffee

Why You Should Be Freezing Your Coffee Beans

It is now scientifically proven that simply by chilling your beans before grinding, you can make a superior cup of coffee.
Alex Swerdloff
6.18.16
Whisky

Meet the World’s First Female Master Whisky Blender

Just 12 people in the world hold the title of master whisky blender, a role requiring extraordinary sense of smell and supreme distilling know-how. Although this list now includes women, Glasgow-based Rachel Barrie was the first.
Chris McCall
2.15.16
chocolate

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Chocolate Taste as Complex as Wine

Scientists at Belgium’s University of Leuven have developed a new hybrid yeast strain that can be used to ferment cocoa beans, giving them as varied a flavour profile as that of wine or coffee.
Phoebe Hurst
11.23.15
salt

This 100-Year-Old Factory Makes the Saltiest Salt You’ll Ever Taste

Maldon salt, produced in a Victorian saltworks on the Blackwater estuary in Essex, is championed as one of the world’s finest tasting salts, thanks to its unique pyramid structure.
James Loks
11.20.15
taste

Apparently Slow Breathing Makes Food Taste Better

According to a new study from mechanical engineers at Penn State University, the way you breathe can impact your enjoyment of a meal.
Phoebe Hurst
11.17.15
taste

Scientists Have Discovered What Fat Tastes Like and It’s Gross

While fat is associated with texture and flavour release in foods, it’s not an instantly perceivable taste. A new study now claims that the tongue can identify fatty acids, and mark them as having a “bitter or irritating” taste.
Phoebe Hurst
7.20.15
sports

Being a Hockey Loser Makes Your Food Taste Sour

Turns out that your sour grapes attitude as a sports fan loser actually effects your perception of taste.
Alex Swerdloff
7.10.15
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