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A Matter of Taste

In this episode, “A Matter of Taste,” Michael and James explore how the marriage between chemistry and biology is the root of all the sensations, tastes and flavors that we enjoy in our food. Michael begins by deconstructing a Thai meal. Its effect on the tongue can be reduced down to just five tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and the less well-known umami.

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  • 2020-06-28T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-28T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-07-01T07:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

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Food on the Brain

In this first episode, Michael and James explore the effect of “Food on the Brain.” The brain is one of the greediest organs in the body in terms of the energy it needs to run. The way it influences our diet is, in the main, by generating the cravings we all experience.

  • 2020-06-21T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-21T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-06-27T05:00:00-07:00
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A Matter of Taste

In this episode, “A Matter of Taste,” Michael and James explore how the marriage between chemistry and biology is the root of all the sensations, tastes and flavors that we enjoy in our food. Michael begins by deconstructing a Thai meal. Its effect on the tongue can be reduced down to just five tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and the less well-known umami.

  • 2020-06-28T13:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-06-28T16:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD
  • 2020-07-01T07:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD