When we began this journey to launch Bite Society, we tried a whole lotta products and recipes. So many that we declared Tuesday, and eventually Tuesday and Thursday, as official Tasting Day(s). Sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it?
It can be, but it can also be a lunch of marionberry jam, pickled green beans and Salsa Macha with a Chocolate Crunch cookie dessert. Cooks are known for “I will give you 20 bucks if you eat this” challenges. (Every kitchen has one cook who will eat anything and everything for $20.00). Sometimes, it felt like we earned a hundred dollars in a day.
We quickly realized that our memories, post-it notes, and envelope scribblings were not going to be the best way to track the foods we were trying. Bob made a spreadsheet, Katy insisted on a numbered rating system, and off we went. Armed with a clipboard, socially distanced seating, and a whole lotta will, we tasted and tested a whole lotta food. Perhaps it was the glimpse of our momentarily unmasked faces that called out "tasting face".
Tasting face eventually gives way to tasting belly.
Those were good days.