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Being A ‘Super-Taster’ Isn’t As Fabulous As It Sounds

[credit provider=”Flickr “] If you’re passionate about an art form, be it musical, visual or culinary, it can be galling when others claim to feel your beloved medium more intensely than you. Oh please, you might silently harrumph, you can’t prove that. And anyway, I can’t hear a note of […]
Being A ‘Super-Taster’ Isn’t As Fabulous As It Sounds
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Why Hot Chocolate Tastes Better In An Orange Cup

[credit provider=”Shutterstock/Sea Wave” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?searchterm=orange+cup&search_group=%E2%8C%A9=en&search_source=search_form#id=112787824″] European scientists say they have found further evidence that how you serve food and drink matters hugely in the perception of taste.Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Oxford recruited 57 volunteers and asked them to taste hot chocolate served in plastic […]
Why Hot Chocolate Tastes Better In An Orange Cup
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Why You Crave Cheese With Your Wine

[credit provider=”Jon Wiley/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonwiley/2444235055/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Some combinations of food just plain work well together: red wine and cheese, or pickles in a burger.A new study, published Oct. 9 in the journal Current Biology, finally figures out why these pairings are so successful.
Why You Crave Cheese With Your Wine
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Obese People Have Weaker Taste Buds, Study Finds

[credit provider=”Nene La Beet via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nenelabeet/3449741107/”] Obese children were found in a new study to have less sensitive taste buds than their peers whose weight was considered normal.Researchers in Germany found that weight seemed to blunt a person’s ability to taste, prompting the obese to consume ever larger quantities […]
Obese People Have Weaker Taste Buds, Study Finds