A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about how I'd been contemplating senses and how to trigger them through design. I look back now and find it even more interesting, because at some point during my collision with cars and San Francisco streets, I lost my sense of smell. Piccino, a bakery / cafe near B'stro, and the site of my bike accident
At this point, we're not completely sure if it's temporary or not, but I'm quickly realizing just now important sense of smell is. Losing smell has been good, bad, and interesting. Good because stinky things are no longer stinky, but bad because most smells I used to love are completely absent. And some of those smells — like coffee — now make my stomach churn.
Because sense of smell directly affects your sense of taste, I've been disappointed to realize that very few things taste. So this weekend, my husband and I decided to find out what I can and can't taste. As you may expect, less flavorful foods (bananas, beer and pasta) have zero taste, while flavorful things like garlic or spicy hot foods and very sweet foods (like Skittles) have claimed a minor stake on my taste buds. While it is a horribly sad thing not to be able to smell or taste bread, I've enjoyed finding new foods to try.
So here's my challenge to you. What should I try next? Just tell me what it is and where I can find it. If it's something I can make at home, post the recipe.