Sugars provide energy, meat amino acids, spices a variety of antioxidants, but smoke has no nutritional value at all. So why have humans evolved to love its taste in food?
Many have prophesied our love of smoke comes from a primal yearning. The theory goes that we gravitate towards smoke and fire because smoking was a way of curing food to stop it going off. Is it ingrained in us that smoked food is good food? Continue reading “Why do we love the taste of smoke?”