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Blog Wed Jul 30 2008

Miracle Fruit in Chicago

My Vegetable Blog has a detailed post of her recent "taste-tripping" party. I'm impressed by her spread and will definitely be using some of these ideas when I finally host my own Miraculin party (like, goat cheese, cranberries, hot peppers, vinegar and Guinness).

Joanna reports that she and her guests had varying responses to different flavors and that the taste shifts were not as extreme as they may have hoped --but, "What pretty much everyone agreed on was that lemons and limes tasted like candy."


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Andrew / July 30, 2008 11:53 AM

Oh, cool! Some MetaFilter folks and I tried to find a supplier but couldn't find one with any in stock, and I think it's sort of fizzled out. I definitely want to track some down!

john / September 11, 2008 3:20 PM

If you need some recipes, visit Miracle Fruit World Enjoy

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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