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Can I eat that?

Hamilton, Doug (Director), (director,, producer,, screenwriter.). Pogue, David, (host.). Myhrvold, Nathan, (participant.). Sweet, Jesse, (screenwriter.). Seftel, Joshua, (director,, producer.). Rife, Christopher, (composer.). Directed by Paula Apsell. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2012.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Paula Apsell.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host, David Pogue ; participant, Nathan Myhrvold.
Summary, etc.:
What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats - like chocolate chip cookies - delectable, while others - like cookies made with mealworms - disgusting? You may think you understand what makes something sweet, salty or bitter, but David Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected and put under the microscope. If scientists can uncover exactly what's behind the mouth-watering flavors and textures we take for granted every day, could they help us enjoy our food more - without packing on the pounds?
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Myhrvold, Nathan.
Food > Analysis > Popular works.
Food.
Nutrition.
Cooking.
Cooking (Turkey)
Taste.
Flavor.
Gastronomy.

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