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Buds pass on flavour note

HOW many taste buds do we have on our tongue? Humans have about 10,000 taste buds, most of them on the tongue.

There are a few scattered at the back of the throat. The taste buds have little pores all around them.

Thursday, 14 April, 1994, 12:00am

Looking for truffle?

POP quizzes were never like this: chocolate truffles, French apple tart, Vietnamese spring rolls, sushi, Thai chicken with basil and Sex on the Beach? These are the exams you love to flunk because making them up is wicked. And listening to Susan Jung beats translating Goethe.

3 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Curse of the drinkers

THE curse of the wine and food world is too many books, magazines and writers, according to Jean Hugel, the ebullient wine-maker from Alsace. ''People are destabilised by them.'' He estimates that 80 per cent of his effort is spent giving people self-confidence.

22 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Surprise win for wine

A LITTLE-KNOWN wine was unexpectedly judged the Sunday Morning Post Wine of the Fair at the Wines of the Pacific Rim Festival yesterday. Wild Horse, a 1990 chardonnay from Monterey in California, won the trophy in a close contest. Wine master Mr John Averysaid the wine was chosen for its ''unusual taste and special quality.''

4 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Full-bodied taste of the Pacific Rim

A FOUR-day fiesta is in store when more than 400 wines from Australia, New Zealand, Chile and North America go on show at the fifth Wines of the Pacific Rim Festival next month.

The event opens at the Hotel Conrad on April 1.

14 Mar 1993 - 12:00am