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Does jet-lag affect your sense of taste?

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Does jet-lag affect your sense of taste?

linguafood | Sep 6, 2010 10:15 AM

I'm asking b/c whenever I fly to and from Europe, it takes a few days for me to get the full range of flavors in the foods I eat.

I've learned to not plan on any elaborate, expensive, or subtly flavored meals in the first couple of days after a transatlantic flight, because it's totally wasted on me.

Everything I eat tastes bland, muted... like the flavors are turned down a few notches. So I either don't bother eating anything interesting, or I need to seriously crank up the spice level to 'enjoy' my meal.

Anyone else share this experience?

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