Chocolate: Love at First Bite – or Sight

Chocolate A new study of people who crave chocolate shows that eating chocolate, or even just looking at a picture of it, turns on pleasure centers in the brains of cravers far more than in people who don’t crave the confection. Viewing pictures of chocolate also activates an area of the brain known to be involved in drug addiction.

The study, by Ciara McCabe and Edmund Rolls of Oxford University in England, was one of more than 14,000 presentations slated for the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience this week. The meeting draws more than 35,000 brain scientists and doctors each year, making it one of the world’s largest scientific gatherings.

Source: The Seattle Times, Food and Wine Section. For the full article click here.

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  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I was reading thru your wishlist…cuz I like to see what people want…:)

    1) I like Cooking Light. I used to subscribe to it. It’s cool.
    2) Rose Levy Beranbaum is awesome. I made this great cake from her book that I wish to make again. If only I could find the recipe. Lemon Poppy Seed Poundcake. man o man o man o man o man o man o man…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    3) Marcel Desaulniers – AWESOME Death by Chocolate books. You *should* have them!
    4) No Alton Brown cookbooks??? :-( I want his DVDs. Essential!!!
    5) I like full article in RSS feed because I like to read the whole thing there and then I’ll click on the link to post. And since I’ve read the article already, I have more patience while waiting for the website to load so I can post!
    6) Where do you get your Food Network fix??? You crazy Food Network addict.
    7) I don’t really like Giada.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I was reading thru your wishlist…cuz I like to see what people want…:)

    1) I like Cooking Light. I used to subscribe to it. It’s cool.
    2) Rose Levy Beranbaum is awesome. I made this great cake from her book that I wish to make again. If only I could find the recipe. Lemon Poppy Seed Poundcake. man o man o man o man o man o man o man…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    3) Marcel Desaulniers – AWESOME Death by Chocolate books. You *should* have them!
    4) No Alton Brown cookbooks??? :-( I want his DVDs. Essential!!!
    5) I like full article in RSS feed because I like to read the whole thing there and then I’ll click on the link to post. And since I’ve read the article already, I have more patience while waiting for the website to load so I can post!
    6) Where do you get your Food Network fix??? You crazy Food Network addict.
    7) I don’t really like Giada.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I was reading thru your wishlist…cuz I like to see what people want…:)

    1) I like Cooking Light. I used to subscribe to it. It’s cool.
    2) Rose Levy Beranbaum is awesome. I made this great cake from her book that I wish to make again. If only I could find the recipe. Lemon Poppy Seed Poundcake. man o man o man o man o man o man o man…mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    3) Marcel Desaulniers – AWESOME Death by Chocolate books. You *should* have them!
    4) No Alton Brown cookbooks??? :-( I want his DVDs. Essential!!!
    5) I like full article in RSS feed because I like to read the whole thing there and then I’ll click on the link to post. And since I’ve read the article already, I have more patience while waiting for the website to load so I can post!
    6) Where do you get your Food Network fix??? You crazy Food Network addict.
    7) I don’t really like Giada.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    lolz!!! giada’s skin up she face too much for you or what? :D :D :D i’ve heard people refer to her as a bobblehead and was never able to look at her the same again, before that i thought she was the gorgeous… man it’s not easy putting yourself in the public eye at all!!!!

    i love love love cooking light too… i also used to subscribe, i miss it so :(

    hehehehe at ‘death by chocolate’

    no no alton brown, i haven’t actually seen him MAKE ANYTHING yet.. maybe i have caught all the wrong episodes??? i mean i love knowing i could make meatloaf by strapping a box to a motorcycle engine… but umm… yeah… not gonna :P

    steupz, did yuh cast yuh vote, or i suppose to add +1 when is time to tally? lolz :D
    my only worry with the full RSS feed is feedleechers… there are already some sites running with the feeds of TG on their own sites… hmmm soon as i figure out some kinda auto Copyright stamp I’ll see how the final votes tally… i believe i already have the copyright thing sorted tho… so maybe i’m worrying needlessly…

    Heheheh food network junkie… i get the shivers everytime CNC3 decide to pre empt with cricket or some other such nonsense :twisted:

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    lolz!!! giada’s skin up she face too much for you or what? :D :D :D i’ve heard people refer to her as a bobblehead and was never able to look at her the same again, before that i thought she was the gorgeous… man it’s not easy putting yourself in the public eye at all!!!!

    i love love love cooking light too… i also used to subscribe, i miss it so :(

    hehehehe at ‘death by chocolate’

    no no alton brown, i haven’t actually seen him MAKE ANYTHING yet.. maybe i have caught all the wrong episodes??? i mean i love knowing i could make meatloaf by strapping a box to a motorcycle engine… but umm… yeah… not gonna :P

    steupz, did yuh cast yuh vote, or i suppose to add +1 when is time to tally? lolz :D
    my only worry with the full RSS feed is feedleechers… there are already some sites running with the feeds of TG on their own sites… hmmm soon as i figure out some kinda auto Copyright stamp I’ll see how the final votes tally… i believe i already have the copyright thing sorted tho… so maybe i’m worrying needlessly…

    Heheheh food network junkie… i get the shivers everytime CNC3 decide to pre empt with cricket or some other such nonsense :twisted:

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I waffle back and forth between RSS full story and snippet. I can never make up my mind. There’s a LJ feed of mine and people tend to comment there and then I lose those comments and it makes me sad :(
    I voted!

    I am going to make Chocolate Hearts of Darkness when I get my camera. It’s from Death by CHocolate Cakes. Tell Chennette to hurry up and figure out how I getting my camera. You know anywhere in Trinidad that sells SLRs for us to try out?

    My tv away used to live on Food Network (and on Spike, Cartoon Network, Scifi).

    We’ve seen him cook stuff..um…yeah…it’s awesome…yeah…biscuits. Oh come on! He’s educational.

    We watch Take Home Chef.

    I hate CNC3. They say they are showing Emeril (say) and but they also say they sign off at 12 so when Emeril not done and 12 has come they cut it. I mean, I don’t think they’re showing a live feed. Edit it. Don’t cut it. Hate ‘em. I wonder if their feed is legal.

    Giada: It’s that she talks too much and when she does something, she does it 5 times! And the intro before she does it does it a whole time. It’s like, we’ve seen it already move on!!

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    I waffle back and forth between RSS full story and snippet. I can never make up my mind. There’s a LJ feed of mine and people tend to comment there and then I lose those comments and it makes me sad :(
    I voted!

    I am going to make Chocolate Hearts of Darkness when I get my camera. It’s from Death by CHocolate Cakes. Tell Chennette to hurry up and figure out how I getting my camera. You know anywhere in Trinidad that sells SLRs for us to try out?

    My tv away used to live on Food Network (and on Spike, Cartoon Network, Scifi).

    We’ve seen him cook stuff..um…yeah…it’s awesome…yeah…biscuits. Oh come on! He’s educational.

    We watch Take Home Chef.

    I hate CNC3. They say they are showing Emeril (say) and but they also say they sign off at 12 so when Emeril not done and 12 has come they cut it. I mean, I don’t think they’re showing a live feed. Edit it. Don’t cut it. Hate ‘em. I wonder if their feed is legal.

    Giada: It’s that she talks too much and when she does something, she does it 5 times! And the intro before she does it does it a whole time. It’s like, we’ve seen it already move on!!

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Do you have comments feeds?

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Do you have comments feeds?

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Do you have comments feeds?

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    hahaha :) you not easy on poor giada … sometimes CNC is live and sometimes they are not … i know because i’s log onto the Food Network and sometimes what CNC is showing matches what the website is broadcasting, but then CNC will play the same taped feed 3 days in a row and i wonder what the #$#! is their story. Like really. Get your act together!!!

    Hehe I will watch Alton cook one day, maybe when you get those DVDs :D

    Yes I have comments feeds :) Right above the comments where it says “You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed” that link is to the comment feed :)

    you on LJ? me too :D i have a feed for TG there but never checked if people comment there, lawdie i hope not :O

    wish i could help you on the camera front :(

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    hahaha :) you not easy on poor giada … sometimes CNC is live and sometimes they are not … i know because i’s log onto the Food Network and sometimes what CNC is showing matches what the website is broadcasting, but then CNC will play the same taped feed 3 days in a row and i wonder what the #$#! is their story. Like really. Get your act together!!!

    Hehe I will watch Alton cook one day, maybe when you get those DVDs :D

    Yes I have comments feeds :) Right above the comments where it says “You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed” that link is to the comment feed :)

    you on LJ? me too :D i have a feed for TG there but never checked if people comment there, lawdie i hope not :O

    wish i could help you on the camera front :(

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    hey! giada’s smokin’ hot! :D don’t be dissin’ the poor girl! go after rachel ray instead.

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    hey! giada’s smokin’ hot! :D don’t be dissin’ the poor girl! go after rachel ray instead.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    wo wo wo wo wo wo this is a Rachael Ray LOVE ZONE!!!!! :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    wo wo wo wo wo wo this is a Rachael Ray LOVE ZONE!!!!! :D

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Ha! Rachel Ray doesn’t have time to repeat. She does it and yes she is annoying (meaning I understand how she can be annoying) but I like her much better.

    Madam Giada does be too busy cozying up on a couch talking to us.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Ha! Rachel Ray doesn’t have time to repeat. She does it and yes she is annoying (meaning I understand how she can be annoying) but I like her much better.

    Madam Giada does be too busy cozying up on a couch talking to us.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Rachel Ray Rocks!

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Rachel Ray Rocks!

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Rachel Ray Rocks!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    raechel rulez :twisted:

    giada always skinning up she face.. everything is cheezy and gooey ….and melts and is sooo good :P she’s be on that couch a lot fuh true tho…. nothing like that warm mug she always have too holdin :P

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    raechel rulez :twisted:

    giada always skinning up she face.. everything is cheezy and gooey ….and melts and is sooo good :P she’s be on that couch a lot fuh true tho…. nothing like that warm mug she always have too holdin :P

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Yeah. Thanks for reminding me about the mug!

    Granted with Rachel Ray everything is delish! And it’s all about the E.V.O.O. but still I believe her more. I really do believe everything is great to her. So what if she doesn’t have a super discriminating palate. She’s awesome at what she does. I don’t think she has any pretensions to be otherwise.

    I didn’t realise she had a morning show too.

    I just ranted on my blog. It’s been ages since a good one.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Yeah. Thanks for reminding me about the mug!

    Granted with Rachel Ray everything is delish! And it’s all about the E.V.O.O. but still I believe her more. I really do believe everything is great to her. So what if she doesn’t have a super discriminating palate. She’s awesome at what she does. I don’t think she has any pretensions to be otherwise.

    I didn’t realise she had a morning show too.

    I just ranted on my blog. It’s been ages since a good one.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Yeah. Thanks for reminding me about the mug!

    Granted with Rachel Ray everything is delish! And it’s all about the E.V.O.O. but still I believe her more. I really do believe everything is great to her. So what if she doesn’t have a super discriminating palate. She’s awesome at what she does. I don’t think she has any pretensions to be otherwise.

    I didn’t realise she had a morning show too.

    I just ranted on my blog. It’s been ages since a good one.

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Yeah. Thanks for reminding me about the mug!

    Granted with Rachel Ray everything is delish! And it’s all about the E.V.O.O. but still I believe her more. I really do believe everything is great to her. So what if she doesn’t have a super discriminating palate. She’s awesome at what she does. I don’t think she has any pretensions to be otherwise.

    I didn’t realise she had a morning show too.

    I just ranted on my blog. It’s been ages since a good one.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    i gonna peep yuh rant in a sec :D
    yeah i mean the delish and the stoups and spoonulas and the evoos… aiaiai..
    nevermind i want a delish tshirt but that’s another post :P

    but i agree i believe her, and like i said in the entry i had linked to “rachael love” she got me to rethink leftovers and ways to improvise that i never had exercised before, so on that i can’t hate her… she’s cooking in the real world.. i mean i love flights of fancy as much as the next person but i also have to cook for the ‘rents on a wikked budget y’know? also none of her recipes have failed me yet!

    i never really saw her until the morning show… jenna fischer from the office is gonna be on it tomorrow/today… i can’t wait!!! they now bringing Mario batali on CNC3 halfway through Rachael so i switch back and forth :P 10 a.m. is my baby Michael Lomonaco :D you like him? :P

    ok.. on to your rant :D
    i warned bureka boy that trini comin to lime on his blog now :P

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    i gonna peep yuh rant in a sec :D
    yeah i mean the delish and the stoups and spoonulas and the evoos… aiaiai..
    nevermind i want a delish tshirt but that’s another post :P

    but i agree i believe her, and like i said in the entry i had linked to “rachael love” she got me to rethink leftovers and ways to improvise that i never had exercised before, so on that i can’t hate her… she’s cooking in the real world.. i mean i love flights of fancy as much as the next person but i also have to cook for the ‘rents on a wikked budget y’know? also none of her recipes have failed me yet!

    i never really saw her until the morning show… jenna fischer from the office is gonna be on it tomorrow/today… i can’t wait!!! they now bringing Mario batali on CNC3 halfway through Rachael so i switch back and forth :P 10 a.m. is my baby Michael Lomonaco :D you like him? :P

    ok.. on to your rant :D
    i warned bureka boy that trini comin to lime on his blog now :P

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    i gonna peep yuh rant in a sec :D
    yeah i mean the delish and the stoups and spoonulas and the evoos… aiaiai..
    nevermind i want a delish tshirt but that’s another post :P

    but i agree i believe her, and like i said in the entry i had linked to “rachael love” she got me to rethink leftovers and ways to improvise that i never had exercised before, so on that i can’t hate her… she’s cooking in the real world.. i mean i love flights of fancy as much as the next person but i also have to cook for the ‘rents on a wikked budget y’know? also none of her recipes have failed me yet!

    i never really saw her until the morning show… jenna fischer from the office is gonna be on it tomorrow/today… i can’t wait!!! they now bringing Mario batali on CNC3 halfway through Rachael so i switch back and forth :P 10 a.m. is my baby Michael Lomonaco :D you like him? :P

    ok.. on to your rant :D
    i warned bureka boy that trini comin to lime on his blog now :P

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    i gonna peep yuh rant in a sec :D
    yeah i mean the delish and the stoups and spoonulas and the evoos… aiaiai..
    nevermind i want a delish tshirt but that’s another post :P

    but i agree i believe her, and like i said in the entry i had linked to “rachael love” she got me to rethink leftovers and ways to improvise that i never had exercised before, so on that i can’t hate her… she’s cooking in the real world.. i mean i love flights of fancy as much as the next person but i also have to cook for the ‘rents on a wikked budget y’know? also none of her recipes have failed me yet!

    i never really saw her until the morning show… jenna fischer from the office is gonna be on it tomorrow/today… i can’t wait!!! they now bringing Mario batali on CNC3 halfway through Rachael so i switch back and forth :P 10 a.m. is my baby Michael Lomonaco :D you like him? :P

    ok.. on to your rant :D
    i warned bureka boy that trini comin to lime on his blog now :P

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    trini limin on his blog? wait he know what lime mean?

    i think i know lomonaco…is he the one who does things and feeds his office and friends? tall guy?

    you know who i used to like? i used to watch him 6 in the morning waiting to go to the gym
    Ming Tsai!

    East meets West or something.
    He may be on PBS now.

    *cute*!

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    trini limin on his blog? wait he know what lime mean?

    i think i know lomonaco…is he the one who does things and feeds his office and friends? tall guy?

    you know who i used to like? i used to watch him 6 in the morning waiting to go to the gym
    Ming Tsai!

    East meets West or something.
    He may be on PBS now.

    *cute*!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    ming is sooooo the hott
    sooooo the hott…

    on that i can safely go to bed ;) muahahahhaaa

    lomonaco is a kinda chubby italian … not sure who you thinkin of, but now i’m intrigued :D

    i have no clue if he knows what lime means :) that’s half the fun isn’t it ? :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    ming is sooooo the hott
    sooooo the hott…

    on that i can safely go to bed ;) muahahahhaaa

    lomonaco is a kinda chubby italian … not sure who you thinkin of, but now i’m intrigued :D

    i have no clue if he knows what lime means :) that’s half the fun isn’t it ? :D

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    ming is sooooo the hott
    sooooo the hott…

    on that i can safely go to bed ;) muahahahhaaa

    lomonaco is a kinda chubby italian … not sure who you thinkin of, but now i’m intrigued :D

    i have no clue if he knows what lime means :) that’s half the fun isn’t it ? :D

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Okay. Hot! Cute! It’s all good. I just don’t go out of my way calling people hot. Cute is the first stage.

    Ah! Michael Lomanoco…THE EPICURIOUS GUY!
    I like him.

    I not sure who I thinking of. Chennette says it’s like everyone on FOod Network is Italian and she made this comment while watching this guy’s show so I thought of him but can’t remember his name.

    I *love* Ming Tsai!

    I also liked How To Boil Water. It didn’t always have Tyler Florence on it (tho I do like him! I loved Food 911). It had Chef and it was a fun show with the know-nothing assistant.

    But..Ming Tsai. A nice way to wake-up in the morning…

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Okay. Hot! Cute! It’s all good. I just don’t go out of my way calling people hot. Cute is the first stage.

    Ah! Michael Lomanoco…THE EPICURIOUS GUY!
    I like him.

    I not sure who I thinking of. Chennette says it’s like everyone on FOod Network is Italian and she made this comment while watching this guy’s show so I thought of him but can’t remember his name.

    I *love* Ming Tsai!

    I also liked How To Boil Water. It didn’t always have Tyler Florence on it (tho I do like him! I loved Food 911). It had Chef and it was a fun show with the know-nothing assistant.

    But..Ming Tsai. A nice way to wake-up in the morning…

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    Okay. Hot! Cute! It’s all good. I just don’t go out of my way calling people hot. Cute is the first stage.

    Ah! Michael Lomanoco…THE EPICURIOUS GUY!
    I like him.

    I not sure who I thinking of. Chennette says it’s like everyone on FOod Network is Italian and she made this comment while watching this guy’s show so I thought of him but can’t remember his name.

    I *love* Ming Tsai!

    I also liked How To Boil Water. It didn’t always have Tyler Florence on it (tho I do like him! I loved Food 911). It had Chef and it was a fun show with the know-nothing assistant.

    But..Ming Tsai. A nice way to wake-up in the morning…

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    my, my look at the trouble i’ve caused :)))) gimme some giada and nigella anyyydayyy. u can all have rachael ray for yourselves!

    what’s this lime business?? only limes i know are small and green. hehe.

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    my, my look at the trouble i’ve caused :)))) gimme some giada and nigella anyyydayyy. u can all have rachael ray for yourselves!

    what’s this lime business?? only limes i know are small and green. hehe.

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    eeeew nigella is the worst!! EEEEEWWWWWW!!! i am beginning to think you’re into chests :P

    hehehe lime hehehe :D i just used one in my tart :D it’s cooling! :D can’t wait!!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    eeeew nigella is the worst!! EEEEEWWWWWW!!! i am beginning to think you’re into chests :P

    hehehe lime hehehe :D i just used one in my tart :D it’s cooling! :D can’t wait!!

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    not that kind of lime burekaboy

    also i have been blessed to not have seen nigella (no whole shows, just one snippet) so cannot comment

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    not that kind of lime burekaboy

    also i have been blessed to not have seen nigella (no whole shows, just one snippet) so cannot comment

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    @ sarina — lookin’ forward to seein’ that tarty tart of yours. :) leave nigella alone :O she’s actually quite intelligent and has been sexualized by television to sell the show.

    @ lilandra — LOL. well dear, i can provide you (AND SARINA) with all the pictures you need of nigella and giada to make up a whole show. hehehe. :))) (WHAT is this LIME thing?!!)

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    @ sarina — lookin’ forward to seein’ that tarty tart of yours. :) leave nigella alone :O she’s actually quite intelligent and has been sexualized by television to sell the show.

    @ lilandra — LOL. well dear, i can provide you (AND SARINA) with all the pictures you need of nigella and giada to make up a whole show. hehehe. :))) (WHAT is this LIME thing?!!)

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    bureka – since when are intelligence and skank exclusive terms? i’ll take 100 giadas over 10% of madam lawson’s boudoir ways … *heebeejeebeez* she doesn’t season her meat either…

    oh my… you have a private collection… muy caliente!

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    bureka – since when are intelligence and skank exclusive terms? i’ll take 100 giadas over 10% of madam lawson’s boudoir ways … *heebeejeebeez* she doesn’t season her meat either…

    oh my… you have a private collection… muy caliente!

  • http://lilandra.com/blog Lilandra

    EW @ BUREKA

    she doesn’t season her meat??
    oh my lord