What is the Flavor of Los Angeles?
Science & Food

What is the Flavor of Los Angeles?

Guest post by Nessa Riazi When thinking of an airy, sugary meringue, baked Alaska or pavlova may be the first words to come to mind, but smog? Not quite. You may have heard of the term terroir which explores changes in flavors based on differences in geographical locale, but aeroir is a rather new phenomenon. … Continue reading

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Coffee
Flavor of the Month

Coffee

Guest post by Nessa Riazi Photo credit: Coffeechemistry.com Discovered in Ethiopia around 850 AD [1], coffee has continued to excite the tastebuds of its many admirers. Sneaking its way into tiramisu, ice creams, and meat marinades, this brewed beverage contributes a complex array of flavors to modern-day gastronomy. What is the science behind coffee’s alluring … Continue reading

Green Tea
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Green Tea

With origins in China dating back to over 4,000 years ago, green tea stands as the world’s oldest plant-based drink. It may very well also be the most chemically complex. With over 600 identified aroma compounds, the actual flavor of your cup of green tea depends on where the tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) were grown, … Continue reading

Strawberry Sweetness & Walnut Antioxidants
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Strawberry Sweetness & Walnut Antioxidants

Good news for strawberry & walnut lovers! Researchers at UC Davis and the University of Florida are studying the strawberry genome in order to breed a strawberry that has both shelf life and that fresh-off-the-vine sweetness. At the University of Scranton, Joe Vinson, Ph.D., analyzed nine different types of nuts for antioxidant levels, and walnuts came … Continue reading