Linda Bartoshuk | Inference Review | 8th November 2022
On the differences between taste, smell and flavour. Taste occurs when receptors on the tongue are stimulated, smell in the nose. Flavour combines the two. When we swallow, volatiles from the food are released up a conduit between the back of the mouth and the nose and processed there. Owing to traffic on the olfactory nerve, we cannot perceive smell and flavour at the same time (4,181 words)
Robert W. Brown | Berfrois | 7th November 2022
Paris had 3,000 cafes in 1789 and around 42,000 a century later, at the peak of 19C cafe culture. Cafes acted as a "living room" for working class people. In the first half of the 20C, they were also a transitional space as workers moved from the "essentially public" style of living near the street created in the early modern period to the privacy and isolation of a high rise apartment building (1,884 words)
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