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?
Warning: Last items in stock!
Our sense of taste produces physical and emotional reactions that cannot be explained by chemical components alone. Eating triggers our imagination, draws on our powers of recall, and activates our critical judgment, creating a unique impression in our mouths and our minds. How exactly does this alchemy work, and what are the larger cultural and environmental implications?
Collaborating in the laboratory and the kitchen, Ole G. 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. By mapping the mechanics of mouthfeel, Mouritsen and Styrbæk advance a greater awareness of its link to our culinary preferences. 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. Through mouthfeel, we can recreate the physical feelings of foods we love with other ingredients or learn to latch onto smarter food options. Mastering texture also leads to more adventurous gastronomic experiments in the kitchen, allowing us to reach even greater heights of taste sensation.
A personal look at the popularity of a pizza, a focaccia or a...
80 technical and precise recipes and some step by step.
A unique book which reveals the spectacular progression of one of...
The University of Alicante brings together a complete approach to...
An encyclopedic book that summarizes like few others one of the...
"My aim has always been to improve and simplify recipes", says...
The renowned Italian ice cream maker Andrea Soban publishes...
Unique style, multicultural influences, and amazing finishes come...
Technical information and detailed step-by- step instructions on...
Modernity, innovation, creativity. Discover the talent of great...