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A short list of palate cleansers

Updated on June 22, 2019

Cooking and tasting

This is just a short post about palate cleansing foods you can eat.

Last night I was cooking Bolognese which I slow-cooked for three-hours. Now I don't know about you but when I cook I like to taste my food a million times over to make sure the flavours are perfecto. After tasting the Bolognese so many times my taste buds weren't as fresh and ready to let me know if I needed to add more salt or some other flavour. I needed to refresh my mouth so that I would be able to distinguish the flavours and see if anything needed to be added. So here is my short list of palate cleansers that I use.

The list of palate cleansers

Neutralize any flavours still lingering on your tongue with these things.

Water

Bread

Dry Crackers

Ice Cube

Milk

Pineapple

Celery

Pickled Ginger

Citrus

Bananas

Lemon Sorbet

Cucumber

Tea

Coffee

Anything else you recommend?

This post is mostly just for myself to be reminded of what I can use. Sometimes I have a blank moment and need a reminder.

Do you have anything else to add to the list? What do you recommend to cleanse the palate?

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      Jennifer Jorgenson 

      9 months ago

      Celery and green tea are my go-to's. I never really thought about the importance of using palate cleansers *while* cooking - what a great idea, because you're right it's the only way to truly test the taste. Thanks for the inspiration!

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