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Friday, June 22, 2007

The Spice Boys?

With each and every passing day, Izzy's tolerance and interest in eating spicy foods has been increasing. Yesterday it was wasabi rice crackers, today it was spicy bean curd. Before I know it he will be, like his papa, dousing my delicately seasoned victuals with one variety of hot sauce or another. He seems to take great pride in the fact that he is beginning to enjoy spicy foods. Tonight, as he was nibbling on the Ma Po Tofu he asked, "Did you tell papa that I am eating spicy food now?" I instantly texted papa, who was on his way home, but apparently he didn't find this as newsworthy as I. To him eating spicy food is just normal.

What is it about men and spicy foods? So many more men pride themselves on the level of spiciness they can withstand. Why do they need tongue numbing spice to drown the flavors of their food? My theory is that their taste buds do not function in the same way as women's. Women seem to have a keener sense of smell so wouldn't it follow that we have a keener sense of taste too..I wonder if there has been any research done about this.

Meanwhile I can only hope that when the time comes, Izzy will use the hot sauce in moderation.

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