Harold McGee explores how different varieties of herbs impart a range of aromas, and how heat introduces scents into raw ingredients around the world. Nik Sharma identifies the flavor equation and factors emotion into eating and taste. Gustavo Arellano recaps the finale of this year’s Tortilla Tournament and catches up with this year’s winner. Scott Duncombe explains using pizza to motivate voters in long poll lines. Omayra Dakis co-operates the only Puerto Rican food truck in LA and gives an update in this week’s installment of “In the Weeds.” Finally, winter squash is at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.
Smells and flavors, tortilla winner, pizza at the polls
From this Episode:
Nose diving into the invisible world of smells
Ten years ago, food writer Harold McGee started researching flavors for a new book.
Emotion, sight, sound, mouthfeel, smell and taste: 6 elements of flavor
Traditionally, flavor has been discussed in the food world as a two-dimensional component — aroma and taste.
And the 2020 Golden Tortilla goes to … HomeState
Gustavo Arellano and Evan Kleiman recap the finale of this year’s Tortilla Tournament, where defending champion Taco María faced off against puffy, salty, Tex-Mex flour...
Pizza to the Polls: a small slice of making long voting lines better
Pizza is bipartisan, everybody loves pizza. Since 2016, Pizza to the Polls has been staving off hunger across the country to voters waiting in long lines to cast their...
In the Weeds: Behind the wheel of LA’s only Puerto Rican food truck
Along with her husband, Omayra Dakis owns and operates the Triple Threat truck, the only Puerto Rican food truck in Los Angeles.