Creating new food flavours involves skill and can be a bit of a mystery. In this programme Neil and Sam talk about flavourists who combine art and science to make food taste delicious, and teach you some related vocabulary along the way.

This week’s question
What weirdly popular combination was invented by British chef, Heston Blumenthal? Was it…

a) dark chocolate and sea salt?

b) milk chocolate and chilli? or,

c) white chocolate and caviar?

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

dozen – twelve

dark art – method of achieving something in a clever but dishonest, wicked or magical way

guild – organization of people who do the same job or have the same interests

apprenticeship – period of time spent working for a skilled master, often for low payment, in order to learn their skills

on-the-job – happening at a place of work, while you are working

artisan – person doing skilled work with their hands
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