to taste


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to taste

In a quantity or to a degree that is suited to one's own personal tastes. Used especially in recipes when referring to seasonings. Season the stew with salt and pepper to taste, sprinkle the chopped parsley and cilantro on top, and serve.
See also: taste

to ˈtaste

in the quantity that is needed to make something taste the way you prefer: Add salt and pepper to taste.
See also: taste
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During pregnancy the sense of smell is also affected, and because the sense of smell is related to taste, this can account for metallic tastes in the mouth.
The research team developed a screening procedure to test the ability of people to taste a range of fatty acids commonly found in foods.
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Our sense of smell is of vital importance to taste perception, with 70-75% of what we perceive as "taste" due to our sense of smell.
Before you pour, rub the rim of a chilled glass with a lime wedge, dust the rim with kosher salt to taste, and then strain the contents into the glass (straight or over ice).
So, if you have time and want to taste the new items, head to a Cinnabon location in the Westfield Shoppingtown Topanga Plaza, Glendale Galleria or elsewhere.
It's not enough for me just to taste the raw filet--I need to know the animal's origin in order to pin down the flavor of the herbs it ate.
Q: So if people expect food to taste good, it will?
By creating mutant fruit flies with an impaired capacity to taste salt, Liu and his colleagues have now identified several genes that contribute to this crucial sensory system in insects.
So when Chinese medicine speaks of the sweet taste, they are not talking about sugar, they are referring to taste more like well-chewed grains, or sweet potatoes or winter squash-more of a subtle sweetness.
Your tongue works with your nose to taste different flavors.
While some people adore these beefy tasting burgers, others describe them as "too weird" and would rather eat a delicious grain or vegetable-based patty that doesn't try to taste like anything other than what it is.
The new imaging technology allows Cargill scientists to actually see and measure the cellular response of taste cells to taste stimulants.
It's fun to taste a selection of Mount Palomar's wines, then pick a bottle of something that is suitable for your lunch fare.
Just keep in mind that low-fat or fat-free turkey bacon is more likely to taste like corned beef or Canadian bacon (a leaner cut of pork) than ordinary pork bacon.