When creating or preparing a meal it is important to cover every aspect of flavors that we experience on the vast terrain of our tongues. There’s the sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami, all flavors that we perceive by our tongues taste buds. It was originally thought that our tongue was broken into sections, where each flavor was recognized by a different area, however, it is now decided that it is really all over.
This makes sense, because a sensation, whether sorrow, happiness, guilt, pleasure, saltiness, is not confined to one area, it is all over. It may have hints of laughter or sweetness; its a mixture of pieces all combining together and fitting somehow. Which is maybe why we crave foods in this way and they taste better when activating each flavor. We are used to a mixture in our lives and we crave what we are used to. Our meals are not always the perfect balance or blend of all of the flavors, but that’s just how things are sometimes, and it’s no reason not
to savor each flavor.
All the visitors I have had over the past month have been such sweet moments in my life and have left me so much room to reflect!