Bitter: it’s the flavor we equate with being, well, the opposite of flavor. The puckering not-quite-sour bite of bitterness in foods is what we tell our children is an acquired taste they’ll “grow to love.” But the truth is, many people don’t ever develop a fondness for bitter; they prefer instead the sweetness of sugar or the savory depth of salt and umami. Well, a new book aims to change all that.
We are so accustomed to what is sour, sweet and savory that you can’t imagine a lemon tasting anything but sour. Behold, miracle berry! – or Synsepalum dulcificum. This little berry can transform the way people experience food, making sour taste sweet.