taste buds

  • Food Hacking: Electric Fork

    Simon visits the inventor Hiromi Nakamura, who is researching the concept of "electric taste." Hiromi has developed a fork and cup that zap your taste buds with electrical currents to make food taste saltier. We wanted to experience the shock ourselves.

  • Here’s Why Water Is the Worst Thing to Drink With a Spicy Meal

    A new video released by the American Chemical Society explains exactly why drinking water after you eat spicy food is pretty much the worst thing you can do.

  • We Asked a Taste Expert Why Some Foods Make People Gag

    Can you inherit taste preferences from your parents? Why do siblings sometimes grow up with wildly different feelings toward certain foods? We called up Dr. John Prescott, a specialist in the human perception of taste and smell, to find out.