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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - With the Tip of the Tongue Summary & Analysis

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The sense of taste is almost as difficult to define as the sense of smell, although there are only four different kinds of tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, and acidic. According to science, all other tastes are a combination or blend of two or more of those four. The pleasure of taste resides in memory and in concert with one or more of the other four senses, because taste is never experienced in isolation. Skin, bodily creases, and secretions have a taste as individual as odors.

Once, Allende attended a conference with a spiritual guru who challenged the attendees to eat a grape in no less than twenty minutes. To this day, Allende remembers the grape's shape, texture, temperature, taste, and smell.

According to Panchita, each course of a meal should compliment the others...

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