Apparently, we do not give our sense of smell the credit it deserves according to this story in Newsweek

What I found fascinating was this nugget:

“Most of what we perceive as flavor in food does not come from the tongue, which picks up only the basic five tastes-sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (the savory taste in meat or broth). Instead, it comes from aromas of food being drawn up into the nose from the back of the throat, then exhaled through the nostrils.”

Wow.  Who knew?

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