Curious sweetness


Have you noticed that after eating fresh artichokes, that everything you eat or drink afterwards tastes sweeter? The reason is due to a molecule called ‘Cynarin‘ which inhibits your bitter taste receptors.Hence the reason why it is best to pair artichokes with bland food such as pasta, or that you shouldn’t eat artichokes before tasting …

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Balinese Style Fish Recipe – An Ode To Mata Hari’s Indonesian Restaurant & Bar

Fish with Balinese Sauce

My dear friend Regina owned a very successful Indonesian restaurant on the west side of Houston for over two decades. Not only was the food amazing, but the bar was a local watering hole for many workers of the the petroleum industry. On any one night, it was not unusual to hear numerous languages being …

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