To Eat With Your Eyes
Science & Food

To Eat With Your Eyes

Interacting with food is an incredibly sensual experience. One might imagine the smell of an oven roast, or picture an oozing chocolate lava cake, maybe even hear the crunch of a stale baguette. But what happens when you lose your sense of smell and taste to go along with it? Anosmia is a disorder where … Continue reading

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Basil Seeds: Chia Seed’s Doppelganger?
Science & Food

Basil Seeds: Chia Seed’s Doppelganger?

Guest post by Nessa Riazi    Bustling with delighted customers unwrapping banana leaves to discover hidden curries and stewed meats, Indonesian restaurant Simpang Asia is a gastronomic awakening; its market next door is another. My sister recently introduced me to this restaurant nestled in Palms that is now my favorite Indonesian restaurant in LA. The … Continue reading

Coffee
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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