By John Prescott
Foreword via Heston Blumenthal
Why can we just like the meals that we do? What occurs once we consume now not for nutrient consumption yet for sensory excitement? How some distance are our nutrients personal tastes decided by means of genetic inheritance, by means of maternal vitamin, via cultural perform? those are many of the questions that sit down on the middle of John Prescott's flavor concerns, a ebook that offers medical reasons for why we consume within the manner that we do.
Surveying a vast variety of things, from diversified cultural traditions to physiological and genetic affects, Prescott argues that during prosperous Western societies foodstuff choice is more and more unrelated to survival. nutrition has turn into much less approximately nutrient consumption, and extra approximately sensory, and occasionally highbrow, excitement. additionally, adjustments within the general sleek nutrition have resulted in a rise in weight problems and hypertension. Why and the way do our tastes create such paradoxes?
With its sensitivity and expertise of such modern matters, flavor issues is a proper and well timed identify. hugely obtainable and compellingly written, Prescott's publication brings medical examine to a large viewers, paving the best way for a more fit, extra sustainable and knowledgeable figuring out of flavor.
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In these circumstances, reluctance to consume something unfamiliar, and therefore potentially unsafe, may well be crucial to survival. This strategy builds on the inherent knowledge that makes us dislike bitter and very sour substances, and provides additional protection against the inedible. Neophobia thus becomes very sensible when faced with a world of potential foods whose safety is uncertain, and is therefore worth inheriting. 2 This points strongly to genes being a more important inﬂuence in determining the degree of neophobia than shared inﬂuences such as parental attitudes or other factors found in the ﬁrst few years of life.
Sweet The search for sources of sweetness has been a major inﬂuence on the development of the modern world. Providing European consumers with sugars for their foods and drinks through cultivation and trade in sugar cane was a major impetus for trade and exploration from the 1600s onwards. 5 What is so special about sweetness? Where is the race to ﬁnd high-potency acids that will make drinks more sour? Why weren’t slaves shipped in large numbers to cultivate and harvest the cinchona tree, whose bark is used to make bitter-tasting quinine?
How much exposure is enough to increase liking for a novel food or ﬂavour? This clearly depends on the food itself, but a few exposures can be enough, and liking usually increases with more experience of the ﬂavour. 13 The unhappy infants shown on p. 14 Most crucially, the effects of exposure on a child’s food preferences operate even prior to their birth. A programme of research at the usa’s Monell Chemical Senses Research Center, led by Julie Mennella, has established that the chemical compounds responsible for the ﬂavour of foods in the maternal diet are found in amniotic ﬂuid, which is ingested by the foetus.