Thursday, 18 December 2008


Drinking cups of taste
water is not what it seems
ashtray filled praline

A lesson in taste.
12 plastic cups lay in front of me. Each cup contained water with a taste essence (sans aroma or colour) diluted at varying percentages: different types of sugar, acids, and umami. (that one tasted of cold broth).
One's sensitivity to taste and is determined by sex, age and genetics, but, as with most things in life, it is:
'Worst to be an old man, and best to be a young woman', as our professor eloquently put it, when it comes to tasting performance.
I than sampled 5 types of salt, and finished off with a tobacco ganache praline. This is done by infusing tobacco leaves and adding this infusion to the chocolate ganache.
In other words, its like eating an ashtray.
It inspired a haiku.

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