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