NOVA scienceNOW: Can I Eat That?
Wednesday, November 21 at 10:00 p.m.
What are the secrets behind your favorite foods? Why are some treats -- like chocolate chip cookies -- delectable, while others -- like cookies made with mealworms -- disgusting?
You might think you understand what makes something sweet, salty or bitter, but host David Pogue gets a taste of a much more complicated truth, as he ventures into labs and kitchens where everything from apple pie to Thanksgiving turkey to juicy grasshoppers is diced, sliced, dissected and put under the microscope.