Magic Powder Blocks Bitterness in Your Food

The human tongue has 25 different kinds of bitter receptors—so if you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, Campari or black coffee, you can blame your body’s make-up. Those receptors, however, also live in “your gut, your lungs and your brain” so it seems there’s no escape. But a new bitter-blocker called ClearTaste will apparently remove the bitterness from all foods, thanks to its magical …

Varietal Chile Pepper Extracts

A trio of fiery goodness from David Rosengarten and the Henry Family Farm

Established New York food critic and author David Rosengarten continues to surprise and delight foodies with his wit and passion for flavors of all types. He’s just launched his new line of special finds called “Gastronomic Selections,” and the first products are a trio of varietal chile extracts made by farmer Bob Henry on his farm in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The chiles are handpicked and …

Five Senses on a Plane

Aromas, appearance and even noise play into menu development on British Airways

When it comes down to it, says British Airways Height Cuisine chef Heston Blumenthal, “Eating is the only thing we do that engages all five senses.” Certainly air travel provides a challenging forum for a sensory experience, but Blumenthal and his culinary team have risen to the occasion to create the most visually appealing, delicious food possible—even at 35,000 feet. When British Airways initially set …