Taste is a funny thing; part biology part learned and always infused with expectations. We expect certain flavors to meld. An expectation many cooks fail to meet! A great example is in an interview excerpt shown in Forks Over Knives, The Extended Interviews. In it Doug Lisle tells a story about trying to get his father to switch to a whole food plant-based diet. After one meal, his Father stated that if he had to eat like that for the rest of his life he would rather die of a heart attack. I just started laughing! Not exactly funny, but very often a too common story. Some of worst tasting food ever created is passed off as vegetarian, vegan or “healthy!” Lots of people, for good reason, think healthy food and think bland, tasteless and/or ill-conceived.
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Took a field trip to the local health food store; in hot pursuit of a clean sugar-free, additive-free commercial salsa. I stood in front of the shelves of brightly labeled salsa and begin to read the labels. A half hour and many labels later my eyes gave out. Seriously, I read lots of small print and while it did strain my eyes, I could still drive home.