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Food for thought: Chef Blais uncovers the science behind the food

Chef Richard Blais hosts “Hungry Games”

Chef Richard Blais hosts “Hungry Games”
Hungry? How often do we stop and think about our food? No, not give a passing thought to the ingredients that went into making it or the fantastic skill it was prepared with. I mean really think about it on a deeper level: why do we react to food the way we do? Eating ice cream can make your brain freeze up -- what a pain! Catching a whiff of bacon frying can make your mouth start to salivate, and just hearing a creative hamburger described can sometimes lead to you actually tasting it in your mouth. Yes, there's a science behind the food we eat, and chef Richard Blais is on a mission to get to the bottom of all of this. "Hungry Games" premieres Monday, Oct. 20, on the Food Network with a speci...