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Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense

Science reporter Bob Holmes starts this approachable book with the question: “Have you ever wondered why beer and salted peanuts go so well together?” He goes on to explain that the salt inhibits the bitterness of the beer and to say, “Once you know this principle, you can apply it in many other ways…. The science of flavor is full of insights like that, but hardly anyone knows about them.” Holmes attempts to rectify this situation by explaining the science of flavor, making our experience of eating richer.

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Book details

  • author
  • Bob Holmes
  • publisher
  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • Year published
  • 2017
  • Pages
  • 320
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