Lets spend 40 days experimenting with flavour and creating meals that use the following spices:
Researchers have found that taste influences smell and smell influences taste. Part of the process occurs when information about a scent is received from the back of the mouth, this process is called retronasal olfaction. Once an odour has been experienced with a flavour, they become associated in your brain and get stored away in your memory.
Find that fact interesting? Here are a few more links sharing information about flavour and our perception of flavour.
Research behind food combinations – Easy to read article about food combinations and some of the research on the subject.
Multisensory perception of Flavour – Very interesting article about how brains deal with flavour.
If you want to experiment with this, try making the broccoli onion cranberry recipe I shared yesterday.