flavor

food news

LaCroix's Newest Flavor Is...

Will the new flavor be Dental Dam or Eagle-Eye Cherry?
Jelisa Castrodale
5.13.19
history

A History of Flavoring Food With Beaver Butt Juice

No, castoreum is not a cheap substitute for strawberries; it’s luxe, artisanal secretions from a beaver's rear end.
Nadia Berenstein
12.20.18
food law

Flavor Can't Be Copyrighted Because It's Too 'Subjective and Variable,' EU Court Rules

The ruling came in the case of a spreadable Dutch cheese accused of being a copycat.
Hannah Keyser
11.14.18
Restaurant Confessionals

As a Chef, I Wish Yelp Didn't Exist

A chef and restaurateur shares why reading online reviews is a maddening experience for many food industry professionals. Just remember, fine dining isn't a fucking community swimming pool.
Anonymous
2.26.18
Science

Physicist Explains Why Coffee Could Taste Best with Potatoes

Fancy some caviar and chocolate? The science of perception explains why these unexpected flavor pairings taste better than you'd think.
Nick Rose
4.11.17
Munchies

New Research Will Help Farmers Make Tomatoes Delicious Again

The sad, lifeless, obligatory out-of-season tomato is found everywhere from pre-made salads to your local sports bar—but soon, that could change.
Wyatt Marshall
1.28.17
future of food

I Design the Food You Haven’t Even Eaten Yet

I research new ways to produce healthy and more efficient food. It’s about using technology to make better food in the future.
Chloé Rutzerveld
10.3.16
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
flavor

This Inventor Is Bottling Scents You Can Taste

A chef turned inventor has spent the last seven years figuring out how to bottle the taste of scent. I sat down with her to discuss her process and how she pulled it off.
Elizabeth Rushe
6.16.16
wine

Wine Hackers Are Making Wine Without Grapes or Fermentation

This is how Northern California startup Ava winery is sidestepping grapes and fermentation entirely—and trying to replicate Dom Pérignon in the process.
Nick Rose
5.19.16
Technology

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.
Simon Klose
1.11.16
Food

Three Thanksgiving Recipes from Watson, the Computer that Won Jeopardy

The best part about Thanksgiving is going home to all of the delicious food that's been cooked for you by a computer.
Matthew Braga
11.25.15
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