Does Sound Affect The Flavor of Food? Scientists Say Yes

Popping the cork off a champagne bottle, sizzling meat on a pan, the crackle of marshmallows roasting over a fire…all of these food experiences are enhanced by the sounds they produce. That’s according to new research that proves sound affects the flavor of food. [Read more…]

How do professional tasters taste wine?

Cristina Alcalá, professional taster, reveals the functioning of tasting competitions. [Read more…]

Scientists Discover Sixth Sense of Taste

Scientists researching how people perceive taste claim to have discovered a sixth sense allowing people to recognise carbohydrates on top of sweet, sour, salty, savoury and bitter tastes. [Read more…]

Bubbleberries: The Fruit that Tastes Like Bubble Gum

Move over Willy Wonka. A fruit from the strawberry family that tastes like bubblegum and was popular in the 19th century has been resurrected in UK supermarkets. Bubbleberries, also known as fragaria Moschata or musk strawberries, are the most aromatic variety of strawberries, and also feature notes of pineapple, raspberry, and strawberry–a combination that tastes like good ole’ American bubblegum. [Read more…]

How Our Sense of Taste Changes as We Age

As a kid, Cat Baldwin loved sugar. She saved up her allowance for Pop-Tarts and soda. When she ate candy bars, she had to have three in one go. She was the evil mastermind behind the periodic, mysterious disappearances of entire tubs of cake frosting from the kitchen cabinets. When Easter came around, she wasn’t satisfied with finishing off her own basket of sweets and would raid her brother’s. And Halloween? An annual family crisis. Cat’s sweet tooth was so notorious her mother had secret spots to hide candy around the house. [Read more…]

Condiment Junkie, When Taste Is Not (Only) About Food

Starting at The Fat Duck by Heston Blumenthal, working on the Sounds of the Sea dish, Condiment Junkie company is now experimenting with sound and food. [Read more…]

Fettuccine Alfredo

This extra-rich version of fettuccine Alfredo is impossible to resist. Boiling the pasta until it’s just al dente allows it to soak up plenty of the creamy sauce. [Read more…]

The Scratch and Sniff Wine Book

Sniff you way to becoming a wine pro with the launch of this new book The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert. [Read more…]

Wine Tasting Placemats

Planning on hosting your own wine tasting? Download these free wine placemats to make your tasting party more interactive. [Read more…]

CULINARY taste the identity the program

This year Culinaria offers its audience of experts, who work, cooks and especially lovers and curious, a special edition flavors from local but also international.

It is no coincidence that this year’s theme is the market, understood as a meeting place between commodities and food, but also as a crossroads of cultures, traditions and flavors. [Read more…]