Tasty: the art and science of what we eat

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A fascinating and deeply researched investigation into the mysteries of flavor-from the first bite taken by our ancestors to scientific advances in taste and the current “foodie” revolution.
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display_description Taste has long been considered the most basic of the five senses because its principal mission is a simple one: to discern food from everything else. Taste is a whole-body experience, and breakthroughs in genetics and microbiology are casting light not just on the experience of french fries and foie gras but the mysterious interplay of body and brain. Tasty explains the scientific research taking place on multiple fronts: how genes shape our tastes, how the mind assembles flavors from the five senses and signals from the body's metabolic systems, why something disgusts one person and delights another, and what today's obsessions with extreme tastes tell us about the brain. Brilliantly synthesizing science, ancient myth, philosophy, and literature, Tasty offers a delicious smorgasbord of where taste originated and where it's going-and why it changes by the day.
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subject_facet Flavor, Food -- Composition, Food -- Sensory evaluation, Food habits, Food industry and trade, Gastronomy, Taste
title_display Tasty : the art and science of what we eat
title_full Tasty : the art and science of what we eat / John McQuaid
title_short Tasty :
title_sub the art and science of what we eat