Professor Barry Smith explains, on the BBC World Service, what it’s like to live without taste and smell, the science behind it and what can be done to help sufferers. Meanwhile, on the Kitchen Cabinet, BBC Radio 4’s weekly show about food, he talks about rice, tofu and smoked-milk ice cream.

The Director of the Institute of Philosophy and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses, continues to explain on BBC2’s ‘Inside the Factory’ why fizzy drinks are so appealing & why we pair certain meat with certain sauces. Professor Smith also appears again on Kitchen Cabinet show, as he baffles experienced panellists with some taste experiments.