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on June 1, 2014
As another reviewer wrote, this book is way dumbed down; the highly cautious author explains everything from several directions, then hedges, and makes disclaimers. Boring!
Although the author may be an authority, i.e., an expert in the field, she doesn't write like one. It's more like she's overwhelmed by the contradictions and inconsistencies of the subject.
I could not finish reading the multiple versions of everything on all 358 pages.
As an aside, it would have been fun and much more interesting to read some anecdotes about how certain products by name were handled by the Mattson food development company. In the process, the science of taste could be interjected to educate the reader.