I have a friend who I've known since junior high who now lives in California. Her brother died a few months ago, not super surprising but those things are never easy. Randomly some time after that, a box from her appeared at my post office FILLED with lemons. No note other than "You know what to do." I did not, in fact, know what to do, but I made some wild guesses and had a fun time doing it. I wrote this entirely true illustrated essay about what I did because I thought it might cheer her up.
Hot, salty, sweet, sour. These super tasters experience flavor full throttle no matter what is on the menu. This ain't about sous-vide suckling pig or pickled ramp martinis, it's about gorging on the culinary nirvana of Instagram likes. [more inside]