Friday, June 12, 2015

The Sense of Taste

Hmmm -- am I allowed to taste anything I want as part of my research into the sense of taste?  Oh, I suppose I have to be good!  Instead I'll live vicariously through pictures of all the things I'm not allowed to taste anymore due to doctor's orders (the perils of getting older).  

Do you remember your childhood when you were supposed to eat everything on your plate whether you liked the taste or not?  I certainly do - and not always pleasantly.  

These days we seem to want to taste everything and once tasted, eat as much of it as we can.  In some ways I think that by having so much food available to us we are actually losing our sense of taste.  It is now acceptable to eat MORE rather than be discriminating about what we are eating.

Having to change my diet in the last few years has given me a new appreciation for my sense of taste.  I'm happy with little nibbles of dark chocolate instead of a whole box.  I savor these small tastes because I know they are limited in quantity.  I have a new appreciation of the food I eat. 

This is truly the 'fun' sense -- so go ahead taste something wonderful that perhaps you've never tasted before and celebrate this oh so tasty sense.  

"Anything is good if it's made of chocolate." - Jo Brand


  1. It's so funny that you posted this today. We have a festival at a local park this weekend. I used to look forward to going, especially to visit the food court. I was just looking at a list of the venders and decided I didn't even care to taste the deep fried candy bars, lol. Ack immediately came to mind. Yes, I AM getting older.
    xx, Carol

  2. Ditto, Carol! Aging happens to all of us, and things become less forgiving. Some things I loved as a kid just don't agree with me anymore. Oh I used to love funnel cakes, but no more!

  3. Mmmmmm.....taste is one of the real joys of life isn't it? I used to be seriously addicted to Little Debbies!!! Thankfully, I have learned to also love fresh fruits and veggies and only indulge in the pastries once in a while. Everything in moderation!!

  4. Mmm, chocolate is the answer to everything!

  5. Since I'm shortly off the the Farmers' Market, that is very good advice!

  6. One of each ...

    ...pretty please!!

    x C



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