Taste

Pidy's Spicy Cups come in four flavours - African falafel; Asian curry; Mexican chilli and Southern pepper

Pidy launches range of Spicy Cup canapés

By Luke Nicholls

Family-owned pastry manufacturer Pidy has launched a range of flavoursome ‘Spicy Cups’ which can be used as canapés and filled with a variety of fillings.

McCormick's Technical Innovation Centre has opened in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire

McCormick launches UK flavour innovation centre

By Lorraine Heller

The herb and spice firm McCormick has opened a Technical Innovation Centre in Buckinghamshire, which it will use as a base for developing high flavour-impact products for the foodservice sector.

Heston Blumenthal has already experimented with the impact of sound on taste

Background noise affects food perception, research shows

By Lorraine Heller

A new study has found that the level of background noise affects our perception of the flavour and texture of food, a theory that some chefs – like Heston Blumenthal – have already taken to their diners