Is the sight and texture of a dish enough to keep you interested in what you put into your body? Is food anything more than fuel for the body if it has no taste?
With no sense of taste would you find yourself eating everything healthy and imagining that it was a tasty cheese burger? Or do you find yourself eating anything and everything, hoping that your tasteless life comes to an end sooner rather than later (ok maybe a bit much).
I found a very interesting article from 2007 about foodie who was to have oral surgery that might impact his/her total sense of taste. The foodie was able to plan out several last meals at his/her favorite NY restaurants, but wrote a request to have a ‘final meal’ at one of the few 4 star restaurants in the world, Le Bernardin. Chef Eric Ripert was happy to put together a “Doomsday Menu” that consisted of mostly seafood (Fluke, Lobster, Calamari, Salmon….) with a wine companion. And I’m sure that it was a fantastic meal but it begs the question, if you had to put your Last Meal in the hands of a specific chef or restaurant, who or where would you choose? (Use the comment feature – I would love to know your answer)