Palate Trainings

Food has always been an important part of our own family culture.

If you follow us on social media, you've probably seen photos from our palate trainings. We expose our taste buds to wide array of foods to diversify our flavor spectrum, but also simply because we enjoy food.

Specialty foods was something that brought Daniel and I together in our earlier days. We love how subtle flavors and herbs could permeate an entire loaf of bread or delicate pairings of cheese with wine. We discovered the pleasures of seasonal cooking and cultivated a rhythm of venturing into farmers markets and eventually joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). It felt special to meet the cows from which we got our milk, to have worked the farm, and help harvest veggies. We  have learned so much from the Farm and Fiddle that we apply in our garden today.

One of our favorites seasonal items are blood oranges around the holidays.

Once I started my graduate studies in nutritional sciences, I discovered so much more about soil quality and the ways it can affect the taste of foods. It was incredibly enlightening to me and we try to explore the various flavor profiles of foods as they subtly appear in specialty coffee.

Needless to say, we're always learning, this is just a small piece of the everyday adventure we love. Got any interesting taste notes or flavors you identify or love? Let us know, we'd love to expand our palate and discover new things.

Garden peas. We were lucky to have them ready for harvest while enjoying our latest sumatra. The earthiness and vegetative tastes are our favorites to identify.