Food Studies features the voices of 11 volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here. Hops and habaneros.Photo: Erin RossI feel like I've always known that the nose plays an important part in the way that we taste. I have a childhood memory of my mom asking my sister and I to do an experiment where we pinched our noses and, with our eyes closed, ate something (a raspberry, I think) and had to guess what it was. I still remember that it was …
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Erin is a Pittsburgh native with a BA in English, and a former baker and line-cook turned Gastronomy Masters student. In her second year at Boston University, she's planning to explore everything from urban gardening, the history of baking powder, and expanding food stamp usage at Bostonâ€™s farmers markets.