Texturally Speaking – Food Thoughts with Sheryl Estrada

By mahir | November 4, 2010

The taste buds of the tongue allow you to experience flavor. But the sensations caused by the texture of certain food and beverages on the tongue might stand in the way of the experience.

I like to try new food and beverages all the time, especially if they are healthy. So, I learned to get over certain textures that my tongue would often disagree with.

Here are a few of which I’ve managed to jump the hurdle.

Bubble tea.

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A Tale of Two Tubers – Food Thoughts with Sheryl Estrada

By mahir | October 28, 2010

“You like potato, and I like potahto

You like sweet potato, and I like yam”

The second line isn’t a part of the song, “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off.” It’s just me making a point.

I have heard sweet potatoes called yams, and vice versa. But the two have differences, which go beyond pronunciation. As the season begins in the States for sweet potato pies and candied yams, let’s take an overview of the veggies.

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