Dousing every meal in salt might make food tastier, but all that extra sodium is eventually going to raise your blood pressure—giving you bigger problems than bland food. So researchers in Japan have built a prototype electric fork that uses electrical stimulation to simulate the taste of salt.
If part of your morning routine involves coffee, it's likely that you have a very specific ritual about which cups you use. Now, an Australian scientist has taken it upon himself to find out whether there's any scientific basis for thinking that taste is influenced by cup color—and it turns out, the color of your cup…
You may think it might be the common mint flavor of toothpaste clashing with other flavors, but in the case of orange juice and many other things, this isn't actually what's going on. The culprit here is thought to be two compounds almost universally added to toothpastes -sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium lauryl ether…
If you've ever wondered why certain foods taste great together—tomato and basil or, hell, peanut butter and jelly—then wonder no longer. This amazing visualization from Scientific American shows how flavors are linked, and explains why certain combinations work so well.
Be careful next time you reach for a spoon: your choice of cutlery could significantly affect the way your food tastes.
There are a small, but vehement, group of people that hate cilantro with a passion. But it turns out that they might not be fussy; instead, they might just be unlucky enough to be beneficiaries of a curious genetic mutation.
drunks scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy are at it again. While looking for amino acids in the Sagittarius B2 region they found how the galaxy tastes. It wasn't chicken.
As if drinking regular water isn't enough for kids these days, Pur is introducing Pur Flavor Options, which is a fruit cartridge you can stick into their Pur water filter systems. The upshot? Now you can flip a switch and get filtered fruit-flavored water from your tap, which has the taste of water you used to rinse…