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Sun, Jun. 1st, 2008, 10:46 am
"Flavor Tripping"

A Tiny Fruit That Tricks the Tongue

CARRIE DASHOW dropped a large dollop of lemon sorbet into a glass of Guinness, stirred, drank and proclaimed that it tasted like a “chocolate shake.”

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.”

Nearby, Yuka Yoneda tilted her head back as her boyfriend, Albert Yuen, drizzled Tabasco sauce onto her tongue. She swallowed and considered the flavor: “Doughnut glaze, hot doughnut glaze!”

They were among 40 or so people who were tasting under the influence of a small red berry called miracle fruit at a rooftop party in Long Island City, Queens, last Friday night. The berry rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy.


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Sun, Jun. 1st, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
nkondi

I want to try this but not for 90 smackers. Must find locally...

Mon, Jun. 2nd, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
canneryrow: events

Yo, thanks for the card playing invite. maybe next time

Tue, Jun. 3rd, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
baristaofabsurd

DONUT GLAZE! HOT HOT DONUT GLAZE OH YEAHHHHHHH!