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7/08/2017

Robots Overtaking Restaurants... a New Era

The new technologies are gradually being incorporated into our lives, sometimes in a revolutionary way, and other times little by little, in a gradual but inexorable way. For years now, we have seen new inventions, which so far only a few could imagine, at every level of society, and the restoration, commerce and services, whether public or private, are no exception.

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20/08/2014

Color and sound, important when tasting

In the same way that traditional theories about flavours are being overtaken by new findings showing that gustatory variety is much larger than the common belief told so far, a recent experiment provides the basis of a whole wide range of possibilities regarding the factors that influence the wine tasting.

2/07/2014

No 4 or 5 tastes: there are over 20

So far, the general theory held that humans can detect, with our sense of taste, five basic tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (Japanese term that means "delicious taste" which is found particularly on ham and red wine). However, it seems that according to recent studies, led by professor of psychology at the Oxford University, Charles Spence, there are many...