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Pitch/Fork: The Relationship Between Sound And Taste

Pitch/Fork: The Relationship Between Sound And Taste

Sometimes a toffee sounds really good–not just the suggestion of it, but the actual toffee itself. That’s according to a study that found altering the pitch and type of instruments used in an accompanying soundtrack can modify the way food tastes.

September 4, 2013 — Layla Eplett

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

The following is a parable grounded in science with an aim toward Socratic questioning. It’s dinnertime somewhere. A kid pushes a small pile of sautéed broccoli to the plate’s edge and sighs wistfully.

September 3, 2013 — Kathleen Raven

Introducing: The Food Matters Crew

Do you ever wonder about the science behind your food? We do, too. Our group of writers serves up juicy topics like genetic engineering, gut bacteria and the chemical reactions that occur during cooking.

September 3, 2013 — See Arr Oh

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