Cleanse The Palate

Cleansing the palate is just basically clearing the taste of one thing from ones mouth before tasting something else to get a truer idea of the second flavor. Can you guess what UK Chef Heston Blumenthal uses to cleanse his plate between tastings?

Sorry to string you along to extended folks, he sucks on a tampon to cleanse his palate.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 28, 2012

Of course it is clean and all but still a gross idea to me.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/28/12 at 11:03 PM
I'm with you there Patty! Don't see how it would work either. :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/29/12 at 12:09 AM
It guy sticks the whole thing in his mouth so, yea, it's going to "work" but there are two important facts the article brought out: 1) the guy cooks bugs and worms and 2) some scientists thought this one up.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/29/12 at 01:06 AM
Nothing like something "wet, swollen and wooly" in your mouth to quicken the palate. And quite the fashion statement to boot.

But since I'm not a food taster, I'll save my money and settle on water.
Posted by Harvey on 10/29/12 at 01:19 AM
How is cotton wool pressed into a shape "gross"? I can't say I would be up for chewing on cotton wool, but we've all had cotton swabs when visiting the dentist.
Posted by dumbledoor on 10/29/12 at 05:40 AM
Well, we've all eaten bugs too (if the reports are correct) but we don't dwell on that idea either.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/29/12 at 06:29 AM
I'd still rather have a nice sorbet! :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/29/12 at 10:45 AM
And to think that I objected when the coach told me to use one to stem a bloody nose!
Posted by KDP on 10/29/12 at 11:03 AM
Must ... not ... comment ...
Posted by Mad Hatter on 10/29/12 at 11:50 AM
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