Taste What You're Missing | Barb Stuckey | Talks at Google | Summary and Q&A

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Taste What You're Missing | Barb Stuckey | Talks at Google

TL;DR

The presenter discusses the importance of understanding taste, smell, texture, sight, and sound in the culinary experience.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How does our sense of taste change as we age?

Our sense of taste evolves as we age due to changes in our physiology. For example, taste buds regenerate every 10-14 days, which can affect our perception of taste. Additionally, our olfactory system changes, impacting how we experience aromas in food. Overall, our taste preferences can change, making foods we previously disliked more enjoyable and vice versa.

Q: Why do some people find cilantro tastes like soap?

There is a genetic component to the perception of cilantro. Some individuals have genetic variations that make them sensitive to certain compounds in cilantro, giving it a soapy taste. Others do not have this sensitivity and enjoy the fresh and green flavors of cilantro. Additionally, there may be variations in how individuals smell and experience the aromas of cilantro, further impacting their perception of its taste.

Q: Can we train ourselves to like foods we currently dislike?

Yes, it is possible to develop a liking for foods we initially dislike through repeated exposure. Research shows that it takes between five and eight attempts at a food before our perception changes. As we taste a food more frequently, our taste buds and olfactory system adapt, allowing us to appreciate and enjoy flavors we previously found unpleasant. Persistence and an open mind are key to developing new food preferences.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The presenter, Barb Stuckey, explains her background in the food industry and the motivation behind her book, "Taste What You're Missing."

  • Stuckey breaks down the five senses and their role in our tasting experience, including taste, smell, texture, sight, and sound.

  • She provides examples and experiments to demonstrate the impact of each sense on our perception of food.

  • The presentation emphasizes the importance of understanding and appreciating how our senses work together to create the overall flavor experience.

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