By Reggie Solomon
If you’re a winetaster, you’ll enjoying gardening like one as well.
Grow two or more types of each vegetable in your garden so you can compare and contrast tastes like a wine taster.
In this way you can build your palette to recognize and discern the subtleties in taste within a particular vegetable group as was noted in a previous posting.
You can conduct this experiment with every vegetable in your garden or choose two of three of your favorite vegetables on which to experiment.
As someone who enjoys learning about and tasting different wines, a favorite tasting format of mine is tasting the same grape varietal expressed in three different styles.
For example, at a wine tasting you might try three different wines made from the
The same goes for vegetables.
Rather than plant two of the same zucchini plant, use the same space to grow two different types — perhaps a globe-shaped zucchini or one that grows in the shape of a saucer shaped UFO.
Don’t feel bad buying two packets of seeds when you’re thinking only one would do, you can store them away, use them again next year, and share with friends.
I’m looking forward to hosting a zucchini-tasting where I serve an appetizer course using one zucchini type and an entrÃ©e course using another zucchini type and seeing which zucchini my guests enjoy more.
And just for fun, I think I’ll serve two different Shirazes. 😉
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