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Have you ever tried to eat a piece of chocolate and taking a sip of coffee or tea? How does it taste? It tastes fantastic, right? Sometimes, you forget this simple delicious sensation of tasting some food and drink combinations.
Oh! What is taste?
Taste is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with taste receptor cells located on taste buds in the oral cavity, mostly on the tongue.
You, like anyone else, must have had one time strange taste in your mouth, and you didn’t know where that came from. Scientists were able to find an answer for you. It’s not only about the taste buds that are given to you on your tongue, but also due to certain signals the tongue send to your brain.
It’s amazing how life never seize to surprise us every day with a new fact that is revealed to us by researchers and scientists. We still need more researchers though! 💡
But Mary and Lisa were interested only to know why chocolate tasted so good and especially with certain combinations of food.
By the way, do you remember the movie: “Chocolat” 2000? Have you seen it? If you didn’t we recommend it for a family weekend movie night.
There is too many questions you can ask when it comes to any subject, not only chocolate. Here’s few of them:
. Who was the first person to discover chocolate?
. What is the history of the cocoa bean?
. Where chocolate came from?
. Why is the Swiss chocolate is so successful?
There’s more to say but the answer for Lisa and Mary is that the tongue has certain areas for different kinds of taste. It is not all the same for everyone when it comes to taste. What tastes nice for you could taste bitter for someone else, because your tongue is unique.
Crystal said that she had a teacher who used to ask the students who do not answer her questions: “What happened? Did the cat eat your tongue?” Except the tongue in that case was used to refer to the speaking skill not to the taste! 😉
Oh! Do you know how to make chocolate mousse? A very simple way to make it in two steps:
- In large bowl, beat whipping cream at medium speed just until stiff peaks form.
- In double boiler or in bowl set over saucepan, melt chocolate over simmering water. Pour melted chocolate into whipped cream; fold chocolate into cream (do not over-mix; mixture can have a few streaks).