For tastier food, just add bacteria

2017-06-25 01:00:05

GARGLING, sucking and spitting are the unsavoury actions that serious wine lovers say a proper tasting demands. But the full complexity of taste may come from something even more distasteful: mouth bugs. These bacteria help give us the rich flavours of wine, onions and peppers. It has long been known that smell plays a big part in the perception of flavour, and Christian Starkenmann and his team at Firmenich, a flavour company in Geneva, Switzerland,