taste buds


Can Too Much Spicy Food Ruin Your Taste Buds? I Asked a Chile Expert

As a hot sauce obsessive, I had to know.


Scientists Have Discovered Why Bread and Fries Are So Addictive

New research from Oregon State University suggests that humans can detect a sixth “starchy” taste.


Future of Flavour - Part 2

Toronto cook Helena Yuu visits with flavour scientist Dr. Irwin Adam to find out how flavour actually works and why bacon is like a drug.


Study Says No One Can Really Tell the Difference Between Rye and Bourbon

A new study says the average person can’t tell the difference between the two types of whiskey, at least when it comes to the American blends.


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.