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    Food names you’ve probably been pronouncing wrong

    Food names you’ve probably been pronouncing wrong Tasty tongue-twisters Anyone who has been afraid to order the dish or drink that they really wanted for fear of looking silly will know: there are some food names that are just hard to wrap your tongue around. Whether they’re dishes or cocktails that many people get wrong, or ingredients that you rarely hear said out loud, it can be an edible minefield. Here are some of the most commonly mispronounced foods – and how we should be  

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    Don’t bray at the bay leaves. In case you’ve wondered, they make a difference in your cooking

    The nose knows. That idiom is particularly prescient when it comes to understanding why dropping a bay laurel leaf or two into your fall soups, stews, savory sides, and yes, even your desserts, is both a worthwhile and a sustainable prospect. According to my favorite food scientist, Harold McGee, flavor in food is a composite quality because it combines the “sensations from the taste buds in our mouth and the odor receptors in the upper reaches of our nose.” There are only a handful of tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter and savory/umami) but there are thousands of odors, from floral  

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    Here’s why you’ve got cravings even though you’re not hungry

    Food cravings are very familiar to most people. We may see or smell food and want to eat, or sometimes we suddenly feel like eating something delicious. These intense desires occur even when we’re not hungry and can be very difficult to resist. There are many reasons why we may “feel” hungry even if our stomachs aren’t growling. Physical hunger in our bodies is controlled by complex physiological signals which stimulate our appetite and then suppress it after we’ve eaten (known as satiety). However, eating is much more than just responding to a biological need. There’s another system that drives  

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    I Have An Eating Disorder You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    “I can look at a food and know instantly, by the way my body reacts, whether or not it’s something I will be able to eat without gagging.” (Photo: ValentynVolkov via Getty Images) I’m a grown woman and I’ve never eaten sushi. I’ve never tasted avocado or grapefruit or chicken wings or pickles or yogurt and, not to rock your world, but I’ve never had a cup of coffee. In fact, the list of foods I’ve never eaten is far, far longer than the list of those I have. For most of my life, I had no idea why the  

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