Why everything tastes different on an airplane

Did you know that an airplane cabin is actually drier than some deserts? In some cases, humidity can measure in at less than 12%, reports Travel + Leisure. It should come as no surprise, then, that in an environment like this, your taste and smell start to drift. Scent starts to deteriorate the minute you step … [ Read more]

Are women better tasters than men?

Women are more sensitive to odors–by a lot–than men, a recent blog on NPR’s The Salt reported. This ability to be more sensitive to smell could carry into perception of food, wine, and beer, according to Paul Breslin, a professor at Rutgers University who conducted the studies that revealed this information. In 2002, Breslin and his colleagues trained a … [ Read more]