As culinarians, we are blessed with having extremely creative minds enabling our actions to be reactive and interchangeable at all times.
The kitchen walls are an enclosed world of heat, action and an unlimited amount of senses. To our minds, this is a normal thing, but to others, it’s an intriguing place where magic continually happens.
Taste is a human sense which we are all blessed with, but for some not so lucky, they don’t hold this sensory benefit and have never tasted something sweet, delicate, sour or had that reaction and flavour memory that we all crave for.
This week our senses have been touched by a youngster from the outer parts of Yorkshire who unfortunately was born without this most miraculous of senses.
Excited by Lego, so very passionate about nature, riding his bike at 100 mph and all things an 8-year-old boy loves to do but unfortunately, he has never had the pleasure of taste!!!
In no way has this unfortunate disability affected his existence, he is healthy, confident and his very vibrant attitude to life was refreshing to witness.
Imagine never tasting sugar, feeling that impact of chocolate and what about that intense citrus burst we all take for granted when eating an orange.
Our younger years are a part of our lives which goes far too quickly, all those memories are stored for times like these so you can share but what about all the flavour thoughts we have tasted – just imagine never having those.
Cast your mind back to when you believed you were under attack hiding in the long grass as a child, or those times you maybe ate a fresh cherry or when you believed that ghouls hid out in your attic, the time you first tasted a freshly cooked mussel or even a stick of raw rhubarb!!!
These memories are with us forever - lets never take them for granted, join together to celebrate those flavours that for many just become a seasonal commodity and distant memory.
Thoughts For The Week Ahead:
The secret of food lies in its memory - of thinking and then knowing what the taste is before it even touches your lips. Holding these memories and truly respecting the season can only improve the taste of life.