This time is a different experience. We know that there are five taste sensations, but as I've been fasting I've craved them in different stages.
First came salt which wasn't a surprise since Im a salted nut anyway but then I lost that craving to sour. Skittles and warheads were all I could think about.
Next came umami - I dreamt of soy wasabi sesame oil mash potatoes... And finally today I couldn't shake my desire for this chocolate potato chip bar I recently had.
Not quite sure what to make of this but I recall reading an article on 'the memory of senses' and if u think about it bet you can guess which lasts the longest.
You'll never forget the smell of a skunk or a gardenia or rose bush. But as I'm lying here in my tent salivating I can almost taste everything.. A watermelon, a pinto bean, cream cheese, rosemary roasted chicken...
Research has shown that most people lose 50% of their taste buds by the time their 20 - yet another thing wasted on youth.
What I'm wondering is if this whole fasting business can somehow reawaken taste sensation? Food for thought.
Now can somebody make me a sammich? Oy vey four more days....