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November 6, 2012
No wonder you can't stand those sprouts: The surprising reasons you like (or loathe) particular foods
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Love Marmite but hate Brussels sprouts?

Happy to eat kippers by the plateful or would you rather pass, thanks very much?

We are pretty firm about what we do — and don’t — like the taste of, and increasingly scientists can tell us why.

For instance, just a few weeks ago U.S. researchers finally discovered why we like to combine sharp, acrid tastes with fatty flavours: a fry-up with a pot of tea; steak with red wine; and cheese with pickle.

Researchers at Rutgers University in New York asked volunteers to drink tea or water in between bites of a fatty meat such as salami.
11/6/12 9:13 AM
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