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 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

A Bay Leaf reinterpreted

I grew up in a Cuban-Puerto Rican household, where bay leaves are ever present, although they always seem to appear in large pots, seemingly lost, somewhat irrelevant in their unimpressive dark hues, yet resilient in maintaining their shape through hours in oils on the hearth, swimming obstructed by a variety of bones, chunks, and beans… Continue reading A Bay Leaf reinterpreted

Celebration Day — ten

Taste is not as richly endowed as hearing, which can listen to and compare several sounds at the same time: taste is simple in its action, which is to say that it cannot receive impressions from two flavors at once.But taste can be double, and even multiple, in succession, so that in a single mouthful… Continue reading Celebration Day — ten

The Palate Diaries — Two Problems with what is not a Cigar

Modified Puro (cigar) Recipe Ingredients: 1 ½ handful chopped Romaine lettuce 25 - 30 whole arugula (rocket, rucola) leaves20 whole and healthy spinach leaves Gum Arabic or Bermocoll (starch extracts gained from yucca/manioc and other plants, like corn, wheat, or rice Equipment/Utensils A barn or proper storing area, box, with regulated temperature and humidity Tobacco knifeWooden forms Preparation … Continue reading The Palate Diaries — Two Problems with what is not a Cigar