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    Are most or all of the professional tasters overweight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
    Are most or all of the professional tasters overweight?
    Are all restaurant critics overweight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakura_girl View Post
    Are all restaurant critics overweight?
    I honestly have no idea. lol
    I'm assuming candy tasters would be much more likely to be overweight though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
    I honestly have no idea. lol
    I'm assuming candy tasters would be much more likely to be overweight though
    Why? Is there a rule that states you have to swallow everything you put in your mouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodletoy View Post
    gaaaah, pet peeve. i work as a sommelier. PALATE. PALATE.
    Ha. Thanks for the correction noodletoy. I'm so used to seeing "palette" written out in a creative context and only every hearing "palate" spoken, I don't even think about the different spelling. So don't get your hopes up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
    Are most or all of the professional tasters overweight?
    The group pretty much reflected the diversity of the general population in that regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakura_girl View Post
    Why? Is there a rule that states you have to swallow everything you put in your mouth?
    Most people spit out most things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecks View Post
    Why candy? After going paleo for a while how did you end up in that space?
    It just happened to be the opportunity that came available. It seemed interesting and was a one-in-a-million experience. So I went for it.

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    While tasting groups of foods for palette training did you ever get ideas for flavour combinations in your own personal cooking that you never thought of trying?
    Not really. Thought I did gain a whole new appreciation for food textures and how even subtle differences influence food enjoyment. The real (lasting) impact though was probably teaching me to slow down and really sense, as best I can, all the characteristics of what I'm eating. I recognize a lot more flavors and texture qualities now in foods (when I take the time to do so).

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    Did the job itself turn you off of food in off hours or did your eating habits remain the same?
    It definitely effected my overall eating. Each day, after hours of sweets, all I wanted when I first got home was pizza (which I suppose is the opposite of sweet for me. Savory with lots of different flavors). I ate A LOT of pizza during that time.

    Also, I foolishly tried to negotiate with myself thinking.... "alright, this crazy sweet tooth of yours. This will satisfy it. You'll have sweets at work, cause you have to, and get your fix. then none outside of work." Yeah, that failed. All it did was keep me from being able to get away from it. I really need to abstain. Me & moderating sweets just doesn't seem to work.

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    Welcome back by the way! Missed you on the boards!
    Thanks man. Missed you too.
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    So are you what they call a super taster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakura_girl View Post
    Why? Is there a rule that states you have to swallow everything you put in your mouth?
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


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