from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One whose profession is blending artificially isolated chemicals to create the taste and smell of a particular food.


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  • "Perfumers need adoration," said Ms. Wright, a flavorist at International Flavors and Fragrances, who declined to divulge her age.

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  • A flavorist knows not only the right combinations but the precise potency.

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  • "Salt has a tremendous effect on chocolate because it brings out the savoriness and the yeasty notes," says Marie Wright , vice president and senior flavorist at manufacturer International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

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  • Whereas a perfumer can invent commercially successful aromas that are totally nonrepresentational — a Pollock in a crystal bottle — the flavorist must still respect the deeply held conservatism that people tend to hold when it comes to putting food in their mouths.

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  • Low had a degree in microbiology from the University of New Hampshire, but her claim to fame is her work as the flavorist who created Cap'n Crunch.

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  • To get some insight into that, we called scientist Dennis Kujawski, a senior flavorist at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. of New York, which has built a $2 billion-a-year business creating tastes and smells (though not with wine, which would say something like "contains flavorings" if it did include anything IFF produced).

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  • The greatest flavorist of them all: Mother Nature.

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  • The flavorist asked whether the Food and Drug Administration would even allow nanoingredients.

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  • In one corner of the convention center, a chemist, a flavorist and two food-marketing specialists clustered around a large chart of the Periodic Table of Elements (think back to high school science class).

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  • The scientist was the chief flavorist at Cadbury, and they made their prototype tongue depressor.

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  • A flavorist is a chemist responsible for discovering just the right combinations of certain substances, such as chemicals, botanical extracts and essential oils, to create and re-create natural and artificial flavors for use in food and beverage products, oral hygiene products, lip cosmetics, vitamins and medicines. This career requires seven years of hands-on study -- five years of intensive study and two years apprenticing as a junior flavorist -- before professional certification as a senior or master of the craft. Common traits that flavorists share are strong creative, mathematics, organic chemistry, communication and recordkeeping skills.

    June 22, 2015