French preschools serve four-course lunches (including a cheese course) to educate them in taste and stimulate their senses.
Lemon juice makes fish taste and smell less ‘fishy’ because its acid neutralizes a chemical group in the fish called amines, making them non-volatile and stopping the smell.
The fizzy sensation on your tongue from carbonated drinks is not caused by the tiny bubbles popping; the fizz is our actual taste of carbon dioxide.
Electronic lollipops can plug into your tongue to simulate fruity, citrus and salty tastes with electric currents.
Human flesh tastes surprisingly similar to veal.
When blindfolded, people often can’t tell the difference between the smell of Parmesan cheese and vomit.
The unique taste of NYC pizza is attributed to the city’s water.
According to research funded by Lufthansa, tomato juice is more popular on airplanes than on the ground because cabin pressure changes the way we perceive taste.
In 1976 there was a wine tasting in Paris that blindly compared Californian wines to French wines. California won and the lone reporter covering the event was blacklisted for reporting it.
John Harrison, the official taste-tester for Dreyer’s Ice Cream, insured his tongue for 1,000,000.