Event Alert: The Science of Delicious

As we gorge ourselves with turkey, pies, apple cider, Christmas cookies, candy canes, hot chocolate, ham, and eggnog during the holiday season, do we ever stop to think about WHY these satisfying traditional treats are so delicious and enticing? Maybe it’s time we should!

And National Geographic Live‘s event, The Science of Delicious, couldn’t come at a better moment. As part of NatGeo‘s Future of Food initiative, the event will explore the science behind what makes food taste good or bad, and why we even taste at all. It’s inspired by a story in the magazine’s December issue, and as such, an expert from the article will be sharing her insights. In the piece, the author, David Owen, consulted Julie Mennella, a biopsychologist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, about her work studying the sense of taste in babies and toddlers. You can read all about it in the full article here.

During the evening, guests can sample food and drink pairings from Chaplin’s Restaurant, as well as interactive demonstrations and an exclusive look at photos from the magazine story.

In addition to Julie Mennella, featured guests include:

  • Pam Caragol, Executive Producer, “EAT: The Story of Food,” National Geographic Studios/National Geographic Channel
  • Chef Myo Htun, Co-owner and Chef, Chaplin’s Restaurant
  • Todd James, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
  • Ari Wilder, Restaurateur and Co-owner, Chaplin’s Restaurant

I’m so excited to learn from the pros at the event this Thursday, and I hope to see you there!

The Science of Delicious

National Geographic Live

1600 M Street, NW

Thursday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $90/members, $100/general admission

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