Flavour comprises taste, aroma, odour, pungency and mouthfeel. Amelia Nurse takes Justin to chef Ryan Tattersal’s restaurant Cobar in Days Bay to discuss these elements of taste and conduct related experiments on the unsuspecting Carol Davidson.
Spicy food and how to counteract the burn when you overdo it, the Scoville Scale, a chilli tasting test, why we don't put burgers in blenders, and tasting three versions of strawberries to see which… Read moreAudio
Volatile compounds, manufactured smell for emphasis, identifying dilute solutions, concentration versus potency, capsicum in Sauvignon Blanc and milk - and something called gas chromatography… Read moreAudio
Sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami, debunking the idea of primary tastes and tongue divisions, taste receptors, why we have 40 times more bitter receptors than sweet, why kids hate bitter tastes… Read moreAudio