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Bob Holmes has been a correspondent for New Scientist magazine for nearly two decades, and has written more than 800 articles for the magazine, mostly about genetics, environment, evolution, psychology, anthropology and agriculture. He has also contributed to many other publications, including US News & World Report, Science, Health, National Wildlife, Nature Conservancy magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle and made several radio and television appearances in Canada as well as in the US and the UK. As well as earning a PhD in evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona, he has taught for several years in the science writing programme at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and now teaches science journalism at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island, Canada. A member of Slow Food Canada, he has worked with the taste education programme of his local chapter and is a passionate home cook. He lives with his wife and teenage son in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Flavour is his first book.
Why should you serve red wine with classical music and white wine with pop music? What is it about a heavier bowl that makes your pudding taste better? And how can you make your food taste saltier without adding more salt? If any of these questions has sparked your appetite you need to read Flavour. New Scientist correspondent Bob Holmes has tasted a lot of things in the name of flavour. He's travelled all over the world, delved into cutting-edge scientific research, enlisted chefs, psychologists, molecular gastronomists, flavourists and farmers, attended the weirdest conventions, and even received very rare access to one of the world's few highly secretive flavour houses.
Brings together 50 of the worlds cricketers to choose the game of their lives. Sir Donald Bradman, Ian Botham, Robin Smith, Graham Gooch, Viv Richards, Joel Garner, Sonny Ramadhin, Keith Miller, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson, Barry Richards, Graeme Pollock, and Sir Richard Hadlee are some of the legends who recall their finest hours. Bob Holmes is joined by former England all-rounder in relating these stories. Among the gems are Botham's heroics at Headingly, Bradman's last Test 100 in England, Hadlee's 15 wickets in Brisbane, Miller's hitting at Lords, Gower's Ashes triumph at the Oval, Viv Richards' century in Antigua and Barry Richards' 300 in a day at Perth.