Dunn, Rob R.

Delicious : the evolution of flavor and how it made us human / Rob Dunn and Monica Sanchez. - Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2021] - xviii, 279 p. : ill., maps.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue: Eco-evolutionary gastronomy -- Tongue-tied -- The flavor-seekers -- A nose for flavor -- Culinary extinction -- Forbidden fruits -- On the origin of spices -- Cheesy horse and sour beer -- The art of cheese -- Dinner makes us human.

"A savory account of how the pursuit of delicious foods shaped human evolution."--

9780691199474 (hbk.) 0691199477 (hbk.)


Taste -- Physiological aspects.
Smell -- Physiological aspects.
Perception -- Physiological aspects.
Flavor.

QP456 / .D86 2021

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