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Tastebud fatigue? When you have to get someone to taste test for you...

ursy_ten | May 13, 2011 03:27 AM

I had no idea how to search for previous threads on this topic, so apologies if this topic has already been covered.

You know how things taste different - kind of better - if someone else cooks them - even if it's the exact same recipe? What if you're the one who always does the cooking?

Do you find that it can be hard to "know" sometimes, objectively, if it's really good, and you have to ask someone to taste it for you?

Something to do with a fresh palate.

It doesn't happen to me all the time - but sometimes I'll have absolutely no idea - is this thing I'm making good, or not?! It's like tastebud fatigue!

Do you ever experience this?
Is there some way to circumvent it?

Or am I just weird?
I hope I'm making sense!

For example, I made up a seafood sauce for pasta tonight. By the time I'd finished with it, it kind of tasted like nothing - just like when you say word over and over again, and it loses its meaning.

I had to wait and see how my partner liked it before knowing whether I had missed the mark or not.

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