Mouthfeel: How Texture Makes Taste Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History

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Columbia University Press #ad - How exactly does this alchemy work, and what are the larger cultural and environmental implications?Collaborating in the laboratory and the kitchen, Ole G. Eating triggers our imagination, and activates our critical judgment, draws on our powers of recall, creating a unique impression in our mouths and our minds.

Mastering texture also leads to more adventurous gastronomic experiments in the kitchen, allowing us to reach even greater heights of taste sensation. By mapping the mechanics of mouthfeel, Mouritsen and Styrbæk advance a greater awareness of its link to our culinary preferences. Columbia University Press.

Through mouthfeel, we can recreate the physical feelings of foods we love with other ingredients or learn to latch onto smarter food options. Why is chocolate melting on the tongue such a decadent sensation? Why do we love crunching on bacon? Why is fizz-less soda such a disappointment to drink, and why is flat beer so unappealing to the palate? Our sense of taste produces physical and emotional reactions that cannot be explained by chemical components alone.

Mouthfeel: How Texture Makes Taste Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History #ad - Mouritsen and klavs Styrbæk investigate the multiple ways in which food texture influences taste. Combining scientific analysis with creative intuition and a sophisticated knowledge of food preparation, they write a one-of-a-kind book for food lovers and food science scholars. Gaining insight into the textural properties of raw vegetables, puffed rice, bouillon, or ice cream can help us make healthier and more sustainable food choices.

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Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Flavor expands our curiosity and understanding of one of our most intimate sensations, while ultimately revealing how we can all sharpen our senses and our enjoyment of the things we taste. Certain to fascinate everyone from gourmands and scientists to home cooks and their guests, Flavor will open your mind―and palate―to a vast, exciting sensory world.

In this delightful and compelling exploration of our most neglected sense, veteran science reporter Bob Holmes shows us just how much we’re missing. Considering every angle of flavor from our neurobiology to the science and practice of modern food production, Holmes takes readers on a journey to uncover the broad range of factors that can affect our appreciation of a fine meal or an exceptional glass of wine.

He peers over the shoulders of some of the most fascinating food professionals working today, from cutting-edge chefs to food engineers to mathematicians investigating the perfect combination of pizza toppings. Norton. He talks with flavor and olfactory scientists, who describe why two people can experience remarkably different sensations from the same morsel of food, and how something as seemingly unrelated as cultural heritage can actually impact our sense of smell.

Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense #ad - Along the way, even more surprising facts are revealed: that cake tastes sweetest on white plates; that wine experts’ eyes can fool their noses; and even that language can affect our sense of taste. A journey into the surprising science behind our flavor senses. Can you describe how the flavor of halibut differs from that of red snapper? How the taste of a Fuji apple differs from a Spartan? For most of us, this is a difficult task: flavor remains a vague, undeveloped concept that we don’t know enough about to describe―or appreciate―fully.

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The Flavor Matrix: The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - One of smithsonian magazine's ten best food books of the year a revolutionary new guide to pairing ingredients, based on a famous chef's groundbreaking research into the chemical basis of flavor As an instructor at one of the world’s top culinary schools, James Briscione thought he knew how to mix and match ingredients.

That epiphany launched him on a quest to understand the molecular basis of flavor—and it led, in time, to The Flavor Matrix. Norton. Briscione distills chemical analyses of different ingredients into easy-to-use infographics, and presents mind-blowing recipes that he's created with them. The result of intensive research and incredible creativity in the kitchen, The Flavor Matrix is a must-have for home cooks and professional chefs alike: the only flavor-pairing manual anyone will ever need.

The Flavor Matrix: The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes #ad - . Then he met IBM Watson. Working with the supercomputer to turn big data into delicious recipes, Briscione realized that he like most chefs knew next to nothing about why different foods taste good together. A groundbreaking ingredient-pairing guide,  The Flavor Matrix shows how science can unlock unheard-of possibilities for combining foods into astonishingly inventive dishes.

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Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating

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Viking #ad - The science behind a good meal: all the sounds, sights, and tastes that make us like what we're eating—and want to eat more. Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does green ketchup just not work? The answer is gastrophysics, the new area of sensory science pioneered by Oxford professor Charles Spence.

The pleasures of food lie mostly in the mind, not in the mouth. Norton. This is accessible science at its best, fascinating to anyone in possession of an appetite. Spence reveals in amusing detail the importance of all the “off the plate” elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the color of the plate, the background music, and much more.

Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating #ad - Whether we’re dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we’re tasting and influence what others experience. Get that straight and you can start to understand what really makes food enjoyable, most important, stimulating, and, memorable. Now he's stepping out of his lab to lift the lid on the entire eating experience—how the taste, the aroma, and our overall enjoyment of food are influenced by all of our senses, as well as by our mood and expectations.

. Viking. Crammed with discoveries about our everyday sensory lives, Gastrophysics is a book guaranteed to make you look at your plate in a whole new way.

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The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium of Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - A perfect reference for the aspiring foodie. Chicago tribunewinner of the andré simon award * observer best books of the Year * Guild of Food Writers Best First Book AwardA complete guide to the 99 most essential ingredients and their numerous flavor combinations, offering inspiration for the cook who has everything.

Whether a flavor is defined by a "grassy" ingredient like dill, or peas, cucumber, or a "floral fruity" food like figs, roses, or blueberries, flavors can be combined in wildly imaginative ways. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Norton. Moving from meaty to cheesy, earthy to mustardy, and more, Segnit celebrates traditional pairings such as pork and apple and cucumber and dill; points us toward contemporary favorites like goat cheese and beet; and introduces us to unlikely but delicious matchings such as blueberry and mushroom.

The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium of Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook #ad - Viking. In this lively and original book, niki segnit identifies the 99 fundamental ingredients of food and examines what goes with what―revealing for the first time just how infinite are the possibilities in an everyday kitchen. Segnit has scoured thousands of recipes in countless recipe books, talked to dozens of food technologists and chefs, and visited hundreds of restaurants―all in her quest to uncover the planet's essential pairings.

With nearly a thousand entries and 200 recipes, the Flavor Thesaurus is not only a highly useful and covetable reference book, but the sort of book that will keep you reading, laughing, and cooking for years to come.

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Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

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Columbia University Press #ad - Shepherd embarks on a paradigm-shifting trip through the "human brain flavor system, " laying the foundations for a new scientific field: neurogastronomy. Challenging the belief that the sense of smell diminished during human evolution, which constitutes the main component of flavor, Shepherd argues that this sense, is far more powerful and essential than previously believed.

Shepherd begins neurogastronomy with the mechanics of smell, particularly the way it stimulates the nose from the back of the mouth. Used book in Good Condition. Norton. As we eat, the brain conceptualizes smells as spatial patterns, and from these and the other senses it constructs the perception of flavor.

He analyzes flavor's engagement with the brain regions that control emotion, and he even devotes a section to food's role in drug addiction and, food preferences, and cravings, building on Marcel Proust's iconic tale of the madeleine, its ability to evoke deep memories. Leading neuroscientist Gordon M.

Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters #ad - Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. He concludes with human perceptions of smell and flavor and their relationship to the neural basis of consciousness. Viking. Shepherd connects his research to trends in nutrition, dieting, and obesity, especially the challenges that many face in eating healthily. Everyone from casual diners and ardent foodies to wine critics, scholars, and researchers will delight in Shepherd's fascinating, chefs, scientific-gastronomic adventures.

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The Perfect Meal: The Multisensory Science of Food and Dining

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - Examples are: the colour of the plate visual the shape of the glass visual/tactile the names used to describe the dishes cognitive the background music playing inside the restaurant aural Novel approaches to understanding the diner's experience in the restaurant setting are explored from the perspectives of decision neuroscience, design, marketing, and psychology.

Used book in Good Condition. Viking. 2015 popular science Prose Award Winner. The principal focus of the book is not on flavor perception, but on all of the non-food and beverage factors that have been shown to influence the diner's overall experience. The authors of the perfect meal examine all of the elements that contribute to the diner's experience of a meal primarily at a restaurant and investigate how each of the diner's senses contributes to their overall multisensory experience.

The Perfect Meal: The Multisensory Science of Food and Dining #ad - . Wiley-Blackwell. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Norton.

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Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine

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Columbia University Press #ad - Columbia University Press. He clearly illustrates the scientific underpinnings of this process, along the way enhancing our enjoyment of wine. Neuroenology is the first book on wine tasting by a neuroscientist. Norton. Shepherd comprehensively explains how the specific sensory pathways in the cerebral cortex create the memory of wine and how language is used to identify and imprint wine characteristics.

Wiley-Blackwell. Intended for a broad audience of readers―from amateur wine drinkers to sommeliers, from casual foodies to seasoned chefs―Neuroenology shows how the emotion of pleasure is the final judge of the wine experience. Used book in Good Condition. In his new book, Gordon M. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.

Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine #ad - It begins with the movements of wine through the mouth and then consults recent research to explain the function of retronasal smell and its extraordinary power in creating wine taste. Shepherd shows, just as he did in neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters, that creating the taste of wine engages more of the brain than does any other human behavior.

Shepherd expands on the startling discovery that the brain creates the taste of wine. This approach to understanding wine's sensory experience draws on findings in neuroscience, human physiology, biomechanics, and traditional enology. Viking.

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Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

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Columbia University Press #ad - Viking. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Shepherd connects his research to trends in nutrition, dieting, and obesity, especially the challenges that many face in eating healthily. He concludes with human perceptions of smell and flavor and their relationship to the neural basis of consciousness. As we eat, the brain conceptualizes smells as spatial patterns, and from these and the other senses it constructs the perception of flavor.

Leading neuroscientist Gordon M. Columbia University Press. Shepherd then considers the impact of the flavor system on contemporary social, behavioral, and medical issues. Used book in Good Condition. Everyone from casual diners and ardent foodies to wine critics, chefs, and researchers will delight in Shepherd's fascinating, scholars, scientific-gastronomic adventures.

Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters #ad - Shepherd embarks on a paradigm-shifting trip through the "human brain flavor system, " laying the foundations for a new scientific field: neurogastronomy. Norton. Wiley-Blackwell. Challenging the belief that the sense of smell diminished during human evolution, Shepherd argues that this sense, which constitutes the main component of flavor, is far more powerful and essential than previously believed.

Shepherd begins neurogastronomy with the mechanics of smell, particularly the way it stimulates the nose from the back of the mouth. He analyzes flavor's engagement with the brain regions that control emotion, and cravings, food preferences, building on Marcel Proust's iconic tale of the madeleine, and he even devotes a section to food's role in drug addiction and, its ability to evoke deep memories.

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The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food

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Riverhead Books #ad - Viking. As seen in food52, los angeles times, and BloombergTwo masters of composition - a chef and a perfumer - present a revolutionary new approach to creating delicious food. Columbia University Press. Wiley-Blackwell. Michelin two-star chef Daniel Patterson and celebrated natural perfumer Mandy Aftel are experts at orchestrating ingredients.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. In this trailblazing guide, they share the secrets to making the most of your ingredients via an indispensable set of tools and principles:   ·         the four rules for creating flavor ·         a flavor compass that points the way to transformative combinations ·         “Locking, ” and other aspects of cooking alchemy ·         The flavor-heightening effects of cooking methods ·         The Seven Dials that let you fine-tune a dish   With more than eighty recipes that demonstrate each concept and put it into practice, ” “burying, The Art of Flavor is food for the imagination that will help cooks at any level to become flavor virtuosos.

The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food #ad - Riverhead. Used book in Good Condition. Yet in a world awash in cooking shows and food blogs, they noticed, home cooks get little guidance in the art of flavor. Norton.

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The Noma Guide to Fermentation: Including koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, garums, lacto-ferments, and black fruits and vegetables Foundations of Flavor

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Artisan #ad - Columbia University Press. Wiley-Blackwell. Used book in Good Condition. Fermentation is one of the foundations behind Noma’s extraordinary flavor profiles. Now rené redzepi, and david zilber, chef and co-owner of Noma, the chef who runs the restaurant’s acclaimed fermentation lab, share never-before-revealed techniques to creating Noma’s extensive pantry of ferments.

Fermentation is already building as the most significant new direction in food and health. And—perhaps even more important—it shows how to use these game-changing pantry ingredients in more than 100 original recipes. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. With more than 500 step-by-step photographs and illustrations,  the Noma Guide to Fermentation takes readers far beyond the typical kimchi and sauerkraut to include koji, and with every recipe approachably written and meticulously tested, lacto-ferments, shoyus, vinegars, kombuchas, garums, misos, and black fruits and vegetables.

The Noma Guide to Fermentation: Including koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, garums, lacto-ferments, and black fruits and vegetables Foundations of Flavor #ad - Viking. New york times bestseller named one of the best cookbooks of the year by the chicago tribune, the daily beast, new york magazine’s the strategist, boston globe, business Insider, Esquire, GQ, GQ, Bon Appétit, and more Named one of the Best Cookbooks to Give as Gifts by Food & Wine, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Eater, Epicurious, Esquire, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Field & Stream, New York Times, Eater, Vogue, and more “An indispensable manual for home cooks and pro chefs.

Wired at noma—four times named the world’s best restaurant—every dish includes some form of fermentation, a deeply savory miso, whether it’s a bright hit of vinegar, an electrifying drop of garum, or the sweet intensity of black garlic. And they do so with a book conceived specifically to share their knowledge and techniques with home cooks.

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