Taste What You're Missing: by Pete Mulvihill

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Taste What You’re Missing: The Passionate Eater’s Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good

Taste What You’re Missing: The Passionate Eater’s Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good
Barb Stuckey (Free Press)

You’ve probably read a book on tasting wine, but not on tasting food. Correct that with Taste What You’re Missing by Barb Stuckey. It’s fascinating.

The subtitle sums up the book well enough: The Passionate Eater’s Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good. It’s the science of taste, more or less, and Stuckey delivers the goods in an easy-to-read style with anecdotes, DIY experiments, recipes, and experience gleaned from her years as a professional food developer.

Fun stuff herein includes activities like:
• dying your tongue blue to count taste buds
• a sensory evaluation of chocolate bars
• an experiment on how color can change taste
• 15 ways to get more from every bite.

Don’t trust me? How about David Chang of Momofuku and Lucky Peach fame? “Barb Stuckey’s book makes the complicated science of food and taste accessible to anyone. It is as enjoyable to read as it is a thorough summary of why ‘good’ tastes ‘good.’”

Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings, so begin this new book (and your renewed appreciation of food) today. Want to begin right away? Here’s the eBook version.

Thanks for reading.