Inga's Indulgence

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What is a Chef to do without her Tastebuds??

I am currently in a very bad predicament. I cannot eat anything without experiencing a foul, bitter taste in my mouth afterwards. This has been going on for 2 days now, and I'm going insane!

Seconds away from scheduling an appointment with a gastroenterologist, I decided to google my problem. My findings - apparently, I'm not alone. People who have experienced such an occurance, and who like me don't suffer from medical conditions like diabetes or jaundis, all have one thing in common. That thing is pine nuts.

Guilty as charged; I had me a few handfuls of the delicious culprit the day before my tastebuds became intoxicated. But sources say it's not just any pine nut that causes "pine mouth"; it's those grown in China. Recently, my mom brought me a bag of pine nuts that she purchased from a local organic foods store. Naturally I threw a few into pretty much everything I made. The one thing that perplexes me, however, is the fact that my husband doesn't have this problem even though he ate all of the dishes I prepared. Well, come to think of it, I did sneak a few handfuls in without him.

Food glorious food, when will I reunite with your true flavors? I guess all I'm left to do at this point is wait. Just so you know, this is not my idea of fun.

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