Taste Matters: Why we Like the Foods we do download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Prescott

Taste Matters: Why we Like the Foods we do download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Prescott year 2012
  • Book name: Taste Matters: Why we Like the Foods we do
  • Author: John Prescott
  • Release date: 2012/5/26
  • Publisher: REAKTION BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Food and Drink
  • ISBN: 9781861899149
  • Rating: 9.94 of 10
  • Votes: 822
  • Review by: Dominik Ritter
  • Review rating: 7.4 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/5
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 19 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Why do we like the foods that we do? What happens when we eat not for nutrient intake but for sensory pleasure? How far are our food preferences determined by genetic inheritance, by maternal diet, by cultural practice? These are some of the questions that sit at the heart of John Prescott's Taste Matters, a book that provides scientific explanations for why we eat in the way that we do. Surveying a broad range of factors, from different cultural traditions to physiological and genetic influences, Prescott argues that in affluent Western societies food selection is increasingly unrelated to survival. Food has become less about nutrient intake, and more about sensory, and sometimes intellectual, pleasure. Moreover, changes in the average modern diet have led to an increase in obesity and high blood pressure. Why and how do our tastes create such paradoxes? With its sensitivity and awareness of such contemporary issues, Taste Matters is a relevant and timely title. Highly accessible and compellingly written, Prescott's book brings scientific research to a wide audience, paving the way for a healthier, more sustainable and informed understanding of taste.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 11H41M52S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Perception, General Cookery, Cognition & Cognitive Psychology, Food & Society
  • Available formats: EPUB, TXTz, PDF, ODT, WORD, TXT, DOC, RB. Compressed in ZIP, TGZ, RAR, XZ, AZW
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 23.19 USD
  • Dimensions: 138x216x25.4mm
  • Weight: 385.55g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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