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       Food Chain Radio Show #1009

Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist

A Question for Taste

Can taste tell good food from bad?

Guest: John McQuaid, Author Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat

Which sense most influences whether your food tastes good?

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“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.”  –Voltaire

 Fats are bad.  Fats are good.  Grains are good.  Grains are bad.  Eggs are bad.  Eggs are good. 

Michael Olson Food Chain Radio:  A Question For Taste – Can taste tell good food from bad?

Michael Olson Food Chain Radio: A Question For Taste – Can taste tell good food from bad?

It seems nothing flies faster than a food fad, because everybody knows exactly what everybody else should eat; and everybody talks, and everybody listens.  So round and round we go:  Fats are good.  Fats are bad. Grains are bad.  Grains are good.  Eggs are good.  Eggs are bad. 

But wait!  How did we survive all our millennia of eating whatever we could scrounge from nature without everybody telling everybody else what they should eat?

Could it be that our God-given, evolution-tuned sense of taste somehow allowed us to safely eat our way through thousands of years rotting meat, moldy grains and squirming grubs?  That question leads us to this…

 Can taste tell good food from bad?  

Tune in here, for the syndicated Food Chain Radio Show #1009 April 18, 2015 Saturday 9AM Pacific 

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