The Resource Taste matters : why we like the foods we do, John Prescott

Taste matters : why we like the foods we do, John Prescott

Label
Taste matters : why we like the foods we do
Title
Taste matters
Title remainder
why we like the foods we do
Statement of responsibility
John Prescott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The human tongue has somewhere up to eight thousand taste buds to inform us when something is sweet, salty, sour, or bitter. Tastes differ from one region to the next, but why is it that some people think maple syrup is too sweet, while others cannot get enough? John Prescott tackles this conundrum, exploring why we eat and seek out the foods that we do. Prescott surveys the many factors that affect taste, including genetic inheritance, maternal diet, cultural traditions, and physiological influences. He also delves into what happens when we eat for pleasure instead of nutrition, paying particularly attention to affluent Western societies. As obesity and high blood pressure are on the rise along with a number of other health issues, changes in the modern diet are very much to blame, and Prescott seeks to answer the question of why and how our tastes often lead us to eat foods that are not the best for our health. --Cf. Amazon.com
Cataloging source
AZU
Dewey number
394.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2860
LC item number
.P7 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Taste matters : why we like the foods we do, John Prescott
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Heston Blumenthal -- Preface : brussels sprouts and ice cream -- Taste sensations -- We eat what we like -- We like what we eat -- Learning to like -- Too much of a good thing -- Consuming passions -- Just disgusting -- You eat what you are -- Diner in a strange land -- Future taste : art and science -- Beyond survival : uncoupling taste and nutrition -- Palatability and the energy crisis
Control code
ocn829059546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (208 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781861899514
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 450369
  • 74c794ac-dc22-4424-be9f-fd5bb3f39ecc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35359080
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829059546
  • pebco1861899513

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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