Celebration Day I: January 1 2022 — Happy Birthday, Edmund Burke *1.1.1729

Edmund Burke, born January 1, [Old Style], 1729, in Dublin, Ireland, was statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker prominent in public life from 1765 to about 1795 and important in the history of political theory. He championed conservatism in opposition to Jacobinism in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).Early lifeBurke, the son of a… Continue reading Celebration Day I: January 1 2022 — Happy Birthday, Edmund Burke *1.1.1729

The gustatory joys of separatism

Not that I am against alchemy but repeatedly I am keen on enjoying some ingredients in particular for what they are, independent of the wonderful ideas of infusing them with others. The taste and texture of broccoli, of a potato, of an onion, of garlic… in this case accompanied by some lamb.

Creativity amidst destruction

To employ a spice is to ignore nature's admonishments. We humans intentionally gather plants with high concentrations of defensive chemicals or warning aromas and add them to our food, typically in small doses. The Chemicals associated with the bitter tastes of dandelions and dill, for example, are poisons. The fragrant aromas of garlic, mint, thyme,… Continue reading Creativity amidst destruction

The Ways of a Super-taster — a Clubhouse Event

Taste is the sense which puts us in contact with savorous or sapid bodies, by means of the sensation which they cause in the organ destined to appreciate them. This sense, which can be excited by appetite, hunger, and thirst, is the basis for several operations which result in a man’s growth and development” Taste… Continue reading The Ways of a Super-taster — a Clubhouse Event

On Taste

On a superficial view, we may seem to differ very widely from each other in our reasonings, and no less in our pleasures: but notwithstanding this difference, which I think to be rather apparent than real, it is probable that the standard both of reason and Taste is the same in all human creatures. For… Continue reading On Taste