Taste – NCIFT Symposium 2013

Were you lucky enough to attend Barb Stuckey‘s talk at the NCIFT Symposium? If not, you missed a great, interactive talk and tasting experience!
I recently bought Barb’s new book, Taste: Surprising stories and science about why Food Tastes Good and was looking forward to hearing her speak in person.
NCIFT 2013 tasting symposium
Barb’s talk educated us on the basics of how taste works. I learned about taste, and “flavor perception.” It turns out that individual biology, genetics, and brain create a personal experience of everything you taste—and how you can make the most of it.

Did you know that taste buds re generate every 10-14 days? Barb led us through a guided tasting – look at the trays that were laid out for every participant!

NCIFT symposium 2013 Barb Stuckey tasting

I won’t tell you too much about what we did, since I recommend that you try for yourself the different tasting exercises written out in the book. Thanks to NCIFT for hosting Barb Stuckey, and for providing a learning opportunity that will affect the way we taste and drink from now on.