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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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By SAMA on 11-26-17
The Science of Flavors, or Why I Love Hot Sauce
This audiobook covers the basic flavors as well as the art of tastemaking. There's a lot more going on in the food industry than the average person knows, and this book explains in detail what happens to deliver the tasty stuff we know and love to us.
By Thomas on 05-06-16
A good solid 4 stars
The narration sounded kind of boring at first but the performance picked up as the book got more interesting. Overall, an interesting read that looks at the food we eat as what defines as as humans. This it had a thought-provoking quality to it by the end of the book. I think some parts were too detailed and lost the listener's interest. I'm more interested in the neuroscience aspects of taste so that kept my attention quite strongly. Whether you're a foodie, a scientist, anthropologist, engineer or whathaveyou I think most people would find it interesting and will get something out of it so I recommend the purchase.