30 Minus 2 Days of Writing: One Bite (12/28)
Do you ever watch the reality cooking show “The Taste?”
The premise, besides winning and getting better, of course, is being able to capture flavors and everything all in one bite. Not a full meal. Not something where you can explain how to merge flavors. One single bite.
I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty impressive.
Not only do they capture an amazing bolt of flavors in one bite, they make it look good, too.
That’s just not fair.
I wouldn’t call myself any five-star chef, but when needed, I can do up some decent stuff. I have to follow directions though, as I am not creative enough with food to make my own dish. Further, I don’t have the tastebuds to do that.
Last year during this challenge, I made blintzes for one of the themes. Though plating them didn’t come out great, the end result was the taste — and they tasted unbelievably good.
But one bite?
I’m not sure I could get that all on a spoon for one perfect bite. Maybe, but I doubt it.
In my time on this Earth, I’ve had the “finger food” one bites at parties or things like that, but I’ve only ever truly had a one-bite taste once. That came this past summer when I went on a cruise.
One night, two of us went to the steakhouse on the ship. The first course was a one-bit appetizer, selected by the chef. I got potato confit and it was divine.
I couldn’t believe the flavors and how they exploded in your mouth. Everything worked together and it left me wanting more, which I would imagine is part of the draw. But that was it. One bite and done.
There were a few more things like that on the ship, but more of two or three bites. The steakhouse was a legit one bite and it was amazing.
Having that experience, though, truly gives me appreciation for those who compete on The Taste. One bit to move on or go home. All in one bite.
Crazy. And amazingly cool.
This is part of We Work for Cheese’s annual writing challenge. Despite what might be blamed, I had nothing to do with it. Go check them out for other crazy writers doing this challenge.
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