The Ethereal Taste of Flowers

Attempting to describe the appeal of floral flavors raises a challenging question: What is the relation between taste and smell?

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‘Super Taster’ Who Lost Sense of Smell Is Helping Italians Regain It

A celebrated epicure in Italy was devastated when Covid-19 first stole, then warped his sense of taste. Through training, Michele Crippa has recaptured some of it and is now on a quest to aid others.

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Covid Survivors Smell Foods Differently

Long after some people have recovered from the virus, they find certain foods off-putting.

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Umami Is Often a Flavor Bomb. In This Creamy Pasta, It’s a Balm.

A versatile pantry staple in many cuisines, dried seaweed can lend a quiet savoriness to dishes, like this simple asparagus rigatoni.

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When I Lost My Sense of Taste to Covid, Anorexia Stepped In

With flavor gone, my old eating disorder came roaring back.

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When It Comes to Octopuses, Taste Is for Suckers

Octopuses can taste what their arms touch, and scientists have figured out how.

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The Strange Grief of Losing My Sense of Taste

Many symptoms of Covid-19 were difficult, but losing my ability to taste hurt the most.

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Rediscovering Wine After Covid-19

Aside from its toll on human life, the pandemic has also stolen little things, like the ability to smell and taste. How a neurologist found a deeper relationship with wine.

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App Shows Promise in Tracking New Coronavirus Cases, Study Finds

The app, which allows people to record their symptoms, was remarkably effective in predicting infections. The most reliable indicators, researchers found, were loss of smell and taste.

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