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Is the need for spiciness in food the sign of a elevated palate? [moved from Boston board]

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Is the need for spiciness in food the sign of a elevated palate? [moved from Boston board]

trembler | Dec 14, 2006 01:10 PM

Just wondering? I read a lot of posts that mention heat levels in dishes or pepper counting, as it were. Is someone who doesnt like their food spicy missing something or is it a matter of taste?
Personally, I love a spicy dish but I know many people that don't, and many that i would consider educated foodies. Is an aversion to spiciness damning in your opinion?

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