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The Rise of Bitter Foods: New Book Explores the Underappreciated Flavor

Bitter: itโ€™s the flavor we equate with being, well, the opposite of flavor. The puckering not-quite-sour bite of bitterness in foods is what we tell our children is an acquired taste theyโ€™ll โ€œgrow to love.โ€ But the truth is, many people donโ€™t ever develop a fondness for bitter; they prefer instead the sweetness of sugar or the savory depth of salt and umami. Well, a new book aims to change all that.

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