Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Last Taste

I knew a girl once whose mother had lost her sense of taste.

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I wonder if she had known ahead of time that she was going to lose her taste, what she would want the last foods she tasted to be?

Taste to me is such a decadent gift. All of our senses are, really, but taste to me is very indulgent. All of our senses (aside from taste and smell) are more needs than wants, so taste is such a luxurious thing to have.

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As most of you know, I love to cook and bake a lot - and the more I think about it, the more I am thankful that God gives us not only things that we NEED, but things that really enhance our way of life.

What would you want for your last taste to be? Would it be some perfectly seasoned savory dinner? A whimsical breakfast, perhaps? A rich dessert? Do you have a particular dish in mind?

30 comments:

Truly Smitten said...

WAFFLES. =D
You are so talented with all the dishes you make! I think you need to publish a cook book STAT!

lark + linen said...

the thought of losing my taste has just given me anxiety. SHOULD I be faced with this horrible, horrible decision, I would spend my last day eating the following:
-my grandmas waffles for breakfast
-french onion soup at the sweetest french restaurants in the city
-duck confit & pear pizza at the best pizza place in the city
-tiramisu at the best italian restaurant in the city
-and my moms frozen chocolate cheesecake.

with snacks in between

I would go out with a bang. And an additional 10 lbs.

oh, hello friend. said...

I sometimes wonder what it'd be like if I lost my sense of taste - that is SO sad!! I definitely take tasting for granted, but you're right - it's totally a gift! I wish I could teleport over to your house to eat all your yummy desserts! If I had a last taste, I'd want it to be lucille's bbq! or just some kind of good BBQ. haha.

PS: I'd love to see pics of the post office boxes your friend is selling!! ;) thanks Dionne!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

yummy looking dishes :)

PS- got the goody bag..thank you again so much!

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ooooo I would want a creme brulee. I love them followed by a breakfast with waffles & an omelet & then a cupcake! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Dancing Branflake said...

You are so incredibly talented! Sigh... these illustrations and photography and beautiful desserts make me so inspired.

To lose my sense of taste would be horrible. I would just stop eating.

Natalie Nicole said...

I really like the idea of putting miniature custards in teacups. The presentation is so admirable and pleasant.

My last taste would be tiramisu: cake + coffee. It's hard to lose.

I didn't even know you could lose your sense of taste. That poor woman! I wonder how that happened. Thanks for sharing a post that was more than "this is so cute." Those posts are fun, but sometimes these posts certainly are necessary to remind us of how wonderful the good things in our lives really are.

jessica said...

mmmh i'm hungry!!
beautiful!!
I think to..lasagne, a typical emilia, romagna's food, and pizza with tomato and basilico!!

Merylu said...

"I am thankful that God gives us not only things that we NEED, but things that really enhance our way of life"
I totally agree with you!
I think my last taste would be chocolate cake baked by my mum... but I'm not sure, there are so many tastes I love! :)
Your photos make me hungry, and your drawings are always perfect!
Mary

Caroline said...

Probably, a nice baguette with some stinky cheese and a nice glass of wine. I know pretty simple but oh so amazing!!

Kristin said...

too hard to pick! it would have to be something sweet... some dessert, but i can't possibly decide which. your photos, as usual, are gorgeous!

Caroline said...

I would have to go to Northern Spy in NYC for brunch. Their steel cut oats with dried cherries, marscapone, and brown sugar is decadent. Also, I'd have a side of their butter biscuits, bacon and a glass of their blood orange seltzer. Talk about my favorite meal.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Mine would be a delicious dessert, but only if I could have an amazing no foam latte with it.

If I don't get both (please say yes!) . . . I would choose the latte.

I don't drink coffee everyday, but it is one of my favorites.

Fondly,
Glenda

Almalu's Place said...

mmmm, I'll definitely go with something chocolate!!
but that would be the worst thing ever!I LOVe eating!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is a really good question..I think I would go with my favourite breakfast dish...Hmm..I totally agree, taste is so important and needed for all of us:)
Hugs and kisses, darling

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful Garnish party supplies GIVEAWAY today :) ...Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

shealennon said...

I think depression would also accompany my missing taste buds. I can't imagine living without taste! My last taste would be a super dense, decadent chocolate cake, with ice cream. Mmmm.

Meg said...

i agree with melanie... a cupcake would definitely be on my list. a minty chocolate cupcake, with LOADS of buttercream icing. i'd probably mostly just eat the icing... and it would be preceeded by a delicious steak with peppercorn sauce, broccoli & peppers sauteed in lots of butter, and a deliciously crusty piece of freshly baked bread (loaded with garlic butter mmmm)
i could go on :)

Anna Liesemeyer said...

oh my goodness, my mouth is watering!
I agree, God gives us so many wonderful things even beyond what we need for our own enjoyment-food being a fave;)

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I can't imagine losing my sense of taste. Especially since I'm a ridiculous foodie. What would I want my last to be? A perfectly ripe white nectarine from the farmer's market. For me, all the good of the world is summed up in that little fruit. No embellishments necessary.

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

Taste has always been such a sensual and essential sort of pleasure for me. That's why good food is SO important to me - it's the simplest yet most necessary way to nourish yourself. I think, for my last meal, it would be anything simple and very fresh, made with love and care. As much as I adore sweets, I feel like I would want a simple salty dish...:) And ended with plump, delicious fruit. That sounds perfect :)

colores said...

Stunning pisctures! I do also adore cooking, but it´s very difficult to choose only one!!! my list would be endless .... You prepared some clafoutis? looks yummy!!!

Hilary Claire said...

The last thing I taste would really be a last "feast" (haha)... Definitely some PB&J, a burrito from Chipotle, chocolate cupcakes, spaghetti, Mom's enchiladas, Honey Bunches of Oats... and Pop-tarts!

Tali Schiffer said...

I have such a sweet tooth, so for sure I'd need my last taste to be something sinfully sweet!

MizzJ said...

That would be very depressing! Eating food is such a simple pleasure in life. Did this person lose taste in their tongue, or their sense of smell b/c most of what we taste is actually attributed to our nose.

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Martini Lamartss said...

I love these cups, are amazing!

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

i always need my sweet and salty! i'd love a perfectly seasoned savory dinner followed by a decadent cheesecake!!! :)

those pictures are making my mouth water...

have a good weekend dionne!
j.

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

Yummmm! Those all look delicious! We're fresh off the plane from Mexico and despite 7 days of indulgent resort food, I am so excited for some real home cooking! If only I had a personal chef to do it for me...

Tender Branson said...

I hope I never have to answer that question for real but my last sense of taste would be something sour.

rebecca said...

i miss summer berries!!

Becka Robinson said...

I love those little cups! Is it safe to cook in china? I'd love to do that in mine but I'd be afraid they'd break or something.

My last taste? Hm... I think I'd want it to be gelato from Gerry's in Salerno Italy in my favorite flavor, Richard. :)