Sunday, July 5, 2009

It's for the Blog

       My husband has a blog.  It is a food critique blog, for one specific type of food . . . like a hoagie or a taco.  Apparently, his palate is so refined that he can detect minute differences in the food's texture, flavor, components, and methods of preparation.  It really is quite a gift (he claims).  

       So, for the sake of his blog, he eats this particular food quite often.  He even analyzes the side dishes and condiments.   And, surprisingly, it just happens to be one of the foods that I nag him about eating.  But, I can't nag any more.  He no longer eats them for recreation.  It's for the blog.

So, I'm going to do one for my blog.

First, I chose three brands of my favorite meal.

Then, I prepared them all using the same method.

I sampled each one, eating a Swedish Fish between each sample to re-center my taste buds.

I checked the texture and volume of the foam.

I noted the richness of their colors and opacity.

I whiffed each one while swirling the glass.

Then, I stuck my nose in each glass and inhaled deeply.

I sipped them.

I rolled them.

I gargled them.

I swished them.

Then, I swallowed them.

Next, I tried each one with my favorite side dish.

Then I use a handful of Swedish Fish to rinse the buds, and repeat the process.

After my thorough analysis, my findings were:


Dang, looks like I'm going to have to do it all over again tomorrow.

For the blog, of course.


Pam C. said...

I've never heard of using Swedish fish to refresh the palate. Great idea. I also admire your experimentation. Best of luck with round two.

If your husband's blog happens to be about pizza, could you post a link to it?

that raven chick said...

I knew it was going to be hilarious

Karin said...

If you ever need a testing partner...I'm available.

moonrat said...

your commitment to both science and art are truly laudable, my friend.

michellejohnnie said...

i NEED to do a food blog for the same reson!

Token Asian Friend said...

Pam C.--Nope, it's not a pizza blog...

Karin--ok, but we should probably try it with home made ice cream.

Moonrat--thanks, welcome, and nice name...

Michelle--Do it! I would do a sushi blog but I honestly don't get out that much, and my palate isn't very refined. Food is either good or gross.

Payne Family said...

Can I come down? I'll take my float root free ;-)