Wednesday, 28 May 2008

is it April again already?

According to the New York Times, there's a little berry, that doesn't really taste very interesting itself, that, for an hour or so after you've eaten it, makes everything that's sour, taste sweet. "The berry," as the NYT puts it, "rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors."

Apparently there are 'flavor tripping parties' at which people have one of the berries of the so-called (really!) miracle fruit, or Synsepalum dulcificum, and then try all kinds of foodstuffs and the strangest combinations thereof they can imagine (mentioned in the article: lemon sorbet in Guinness, Tabasco and maple syrup, green mangoes and raw aloe and finally, oysters with some lemon juice: "Usually you just swallow them, but I just chew like it was chewing gum").

I'm still not convinced they're not trying to sneak in an April Fools story when we least expect it...

1 comment:

Stash said...

hmmmm.....

that's one fruit I don't want to go near. I like my taste buds the way they are.