Several years ago, scientists at Nottingham Trent University, alarmed by the state of the Queen’s cuisine, set out to discover why curry had become such a hit in Britain. What they found shocked them: Ingesting spicy food increases the heart rate, stimulates the senses, and raises blood pressure. In short, curry-taking is addictive. "By activating several areas of the tongue simultaneously, we are literally dazzling our taste buds to a state of confusion,” Professor Stephen Gray said, deadpan. "When we crave a curry, it seems our taste buds are literally crying out for stimulation," he continued, perhaps thinking of his retirement. The professor is right, of course, and no one knows the lure of curry better than Ranjan Dey,... More >>>