Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Miracle Fruit, a Tease for the Taste Buds - NYTimes.com


The Miracle Fruit, a Tease for the Taste Buds - NYTimes.com: "The berry rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy."

Those who attended sampled the red berries then tasted foods, including cheese, beer and brussels sprouts, finding the flavors transformed. Beer can taste like chocolate, lemons like candy. Mr. Aliquo says he holds the parties to “turn on a bunch of people’s taste buds.”