The secret world of taste makers, The Independent

A paratha in a teardrop, a curry in a test-tube? My recent trip to India took my taste-buds – and those of the scientists with me – to another level… Dive into the weird and wonderful world of flavour development in my piece in today’s Independent. In the teeming mass of jumbled lanes and haphazard … Continue reading

The healing power of taste, The Independent

Published 17th September 2009, The Independent, by Daisy Dumas Essential to Japanese cuisine, umami is the elusive flavour dimension that gives foods their moreishness. So can a collaboration of scientists and chefs harness its effects to help tempt hospital patients to eat? Online version… I’m sitting in a darkened laboratory at the University of Reading, … Continue reading