Just wondering if any of you consider yourselves to be super tasters, or have been labeled as such by others?
I’ve always had a pretty good palate, have been able to discern usually what spices are in things and how to replicate resto meals & etc. BUT, I’ve never really considered myself to be a super taster.
Long story short, due to dental and adverse medication issues for the first 9 months of 2019, I completely lost my palate, as well as appetite. Everything tasted like c**p! When I felt well enough to cook H needed to be my taster and tweak the food before serving.
Also became unable to eat any hot spices, whereas, used to be a Chile head. Bemoaned the fact this may be a permanent change.
With the resolution of the medication issue, I’ve slowly regained my ability to taste and then some! The tolerance has gone up for spicy, but not all the way.
But back to my point here; with the renewed palate I have become a super taster, and it is indeed a mixed blessing. I taste plastic, cardboard, inferior oils, the slightest bit of oxidation, as well as mold, before I can even see it.
Anybody have similar experiences?