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  • Flavor

  • The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense
  • By: Bob Holmes
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Can you describe how the flavor of halibut differs from red snapper? How Brie differs from cheddar? For most of us, unfortunately, the answer is: badly. Flavor remains a vague, undeveloped concept we don't know enough about to describe - or to appreciate - fully. In Flavor, Bob Holmes shows us just how much we're missing. He tackles questions like why cake tastes sweetest on white plates, how wine experts' eyes fool their noses, and how language affects flavor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narration

  • By Sandra T. Sutherlin on 11-15-18

Missleading description

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-17

This is a realy good book about the science of tasting. Reading the description I tought it would be more of a guide to propely taste the food and how to know the difference between flavor. There is in fact a small part of how to propely taste the food at the end of the book.
Thia is realy more a book about the science of the taste and the smell.
great subject

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Triumph of Seeds

  • How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
  • By: Thor Hanson
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957

We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution. And from the fall of Rome to the Arab Spring, the fate of nations continues to hinge on the seeds of a Middle Eastern grass known as wheat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightfully simplistic!

  • By Adrian on 03-30-16

Marvelous

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-17

I was not sure to like it beacause it a book about seed's but it turned realy captivating