The intricate blend of taste and smell is key to our enjoyment of food

2013-11-21 00:00

THERE’S nothing quite like the smell of coffee brewing, or freshly baked bread hot out of the oven. What we choose to eat is very often determined by what smells good and what tastes appealing. The senses of smell and taste have a close relationship and are both key to our enjoyment of food.

• Gustatory (taste) nerve cells are clustered in the taste buds of the mouth and throat. These cells send taste information to nearby nerve fibres, which transmit messages to the brain. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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