[CH] Sensory re-mapping

Andie Paysinger (asenji@earthlink.net)
Sat, 16 May 1998 23:07:11 +0000

Sometimes it is frustrating trying to explain a flavor to some people
who  do not have much taste discrimination.   That is, they can taste
bold flavors but do not taste the more subtle flavors.

I often use  sound terms when trying to describe these flavors to  a
person  who is  "tastebud challenged", i.e.  say something "roars" or
"screams"  in the mouth.   "Hums"   "Chimes",  etc.

Thank El Grande, I am blessed with a huge number of tastebuds which
still  can taste extremely subtle flavors.
I have a blind friend who  swears  she can see colors when she  eats
hot  foods.   I grew up on curries and chutneys  which were  extremely
hot, spicy, full of garlic and ginger as well as mustard.

This is already a wonderful year I just harvested about 1 1/2 pounds of
black mustard.  The stuff started blooming in February and grew right
through a couple of snow storms.  This variety is very hardy.
Andie Paysinger & the PENDRAGON Basenjis,Teafer,Cheesy,Singer & Player
asenji@earthlink.net    So. Calif. USA   "In the face of adversity, be
patient, in the face of a basenji, be prudent, be canny, be on your