If you watch Top Chef, you are familiar with the palate test. You are blindfolded and given a number of ingredients to taste and identify. I think it must be deceptively hard because even on Top Masters they were only getting 4-8 items out of 20 correct. R wants to know how his palate will stand up to mine, so we are doing the test with Mj and Brian this weekend. They will prep ten mystery ingredients for us, and we will do the same for them. I don’t know if this is a good idea, after all, how will I live it down if R beats me?
Last night, at my bridge club, a woman named Ellen sidles up to me and states that she tasted the best brownies that she has ever had in her whole entire life at work this week. She tells me this because she has consumed my brownies on a number of occasions, and has enjoyed them. Is this a challenge? I think it is. She has emailed me the recipe. I think there will be some brownies for dessert after the palate challenge.
Stay tuned. . .