Flavor trippin’

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Happy New Year, everyone! We ushered in the new year, hanging out with friends and being low key. Some friends of M&J/Graham & Sarah were in town, so we met up at Graham & Sarah’s place for an evening of dinner/RockBand. The visiting friends (henceforth nicknamed “the Spoons”) were in town from Geneva, Switzerland and they made a really delicious French dish that involved kale, milk, stale bread and Gruyere cheese all baked in a dutch oven. If I track down the recipe (or even the name of the recipe) I promise to post it here.

Graham’s dad had given him these for Christmas:

miracleberry_fruit_tabletsSupposedly, they tweak the taste receptors in your tongue so that sour things taste sweet. So, we tried them out. I stupidly forgot to bring my camera, but I’ll post pics if I get them from the people who did have cameras. We had cut up limes, lemons, grapefruit, tequila, balsalmic vinegar, onion and tabasco sauce. I tried everything but the tabasco sauce and I have to say it was pretty cool. My favorite was the grapefruit, because you could taste the other flavors punctuated by the sweet – the hint of bitter, for example. The lemons and the limes just tasted like candy. The onion and the tequila didn’t taste that different to me and the balsalmic was sweet on the tongue but the same vinegary feel in the throat – very odd. You can read more about the whole thing here.

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