Kurt sits down for our meal du jour with two eating experts: biopsychologist Marci Pelchat, of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, and John Willoughby, the Executive Editor of Gourmet Magazine. Dr. Pelchat identifies secret ingredients of Dufresne’s dishes: emotion, memory and nostalgia.
In the Pixar movie Ratatouille, the critic Anton Ego has a character changing moment when a bite of ratatouille triggers a childhood memory. New York Times Magazine Food Editor Amanda Hesser, and Dr. Marcia Pelchat, with the Monell Chemical Senses Center, join us to talk about why there is such ...
Ruth Reichl, the editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, chef Daniel Boulud, and Dr. Marcia Pelchat from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, join Leonard for an on-air “smell test" of jelly beans, coffee, and stinky cheese.
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