Flavor Bites: Ethyl phenyl acetate


Like so many flavorists, I love to cook. Modest additions of sugar can make all the difference in many dishes, but are especially important in Chinese cuisine. We all know we should try to limit our sugar intake, but this is not an easy task in respect of many Chinese dishes. Cutting back a little by replacing sugar with honey is one solution. It does not really do so much to actually cut back on sugar intake, but it is psychologically effective. It also has the unexpected bonus of enhancing the aroma of most of the dishes. The warm, enticing bouquet of honey adds an extra dimension of flavor.

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