MRI scans and Chilli!

Just flicked through Heston Blumenthal’s cookbook ‘Further Pursuits in the search of Perfection’ (he is a celebrity chef who runs The Fat Duck). In it he uses an MRI machine to measure the pleasure generated by a good chilli.

“Heston took one of his chefs for an MRI scan to discover the effect that feeding him chilli oil nine times stronger than any natural chilli has!”


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