Flavor Tripping

A little (and heretofore little-known) berry is making a splash in New York. It "rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy." The magical berry is the focus of "an ongoing series of Bacchanalian food tasting smackdowns" organized by the fruit's biggest evangelist, a New York lawyer named Franz Aliquo. It's also starting to show up in bars. Be warned, though: according to Aliquo, "It will make all wine taste like Manischewitz."

Thanks Melissa!

UPDATE: Adam Leith Gollner, whose book The Fruit Hunters includes a chapter on miracle fruit and who is mentioned in this piece, is a regular GOOD contributor.