The Eating Experience

In this episode we discuss the eating experience. How do we perceive food as we eat it, what builds and appetite, and why you need to know this information.


Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Beef and Broccoli Recipe
Beef and Broccoli is a Chinese restaurant classic. Thinly sliced beef, stir fried with broccoli and then topped with a savory brown sauce.

Tasting Guidelines
Taste is savory.
Weight is medium.
Texture is al dente.
Best categorized as Cantonese American.
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Wonton Soup Recipe

Wonton Soup Recipe
A Chinese restaurant classic. The warm ginger and hearty pork dumplings make this delicious soup a classic comfort food. Tasting Guidelines Taste is savory. Weight is light. Texture is soft and soupy. Best categorized as Chinese American.
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Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe
The Chinese restaurant classic! Spicy, Savory, and a little sour. It is most definitely an acquired taste, but once you develop your palate for this soup you will find yourself craving it on cold winter days! Tasting Guidelines: Taste is spicy, savory, and sour. Weight is medium. Texture is soft and soupy. Best categorized as Chinese American.
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Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe
Sweet and mellow, with a perfect creamy consistency. Mangoes play a secondary role to the strawberries, while still adding depth to this recipe. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
Strawberry and banana puts the smooth in smoothie! There is no better way to describe the blending of tart strawberries and mellow bananas in this recipe. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Cherry Mango Smoothie Recipe

Cherry Mango Smoothie Recipe
A tart and refreshing hot weather smoothie. The smooth mango flavors blend with the cherries and the citric oranges to create a filling yet delightfully cooling beverage. This recipe is perfect for days when metallic tastes are really strong.

Tasting Guidelines:
Taste is sweet and sour.
Weight is light.
Texture is smooth.
Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Kiwi Apple Orange Smoothie Recipe

Kiwi Apple Orange Smoothie Recipe
A tart but light smoothie. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is tart. Weight is light. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Banana Smoothie Recipe

Banana Smoothie Recipe
Sweet and mellow bananas mix with Greek yogurt to create a delicious and refreshing smoothie. Tasting Guidelines Taste is sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is smooth and creamy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects
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Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
A sweet smoothie that is full bodied without the typical weight of a banana smoothie. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is mellow sweetness. Weight is medium. Texture is creamy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Mai Tai Smoothie Recipe

Mai Tai Smoothie Recipe
Transport yourself to a tropical island getaway with this delicious Mai Tai smoothie. Mellow pineapple, sweet cherries, and citric oranges blend together to create a perfectly sweet and mellow smoothie that is good for any time of the day. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is smooth but pulpy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Blueberry Lemon Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie Recipe
A refreshingly tart smoothie, perfect for cleaning out metallic tastes. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sour and sweet. Weight is light. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
Light and smooth with a perfect balance between sweet and sour. This smoothie is a perfect all-weather smoothie. Tasting Guidelines: Taste sour and tart. Weight light. Texture is smooth but pulpy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Shake Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe
This high protein shake is packed with delicious and decadent flavors. It tastes so good that you’ll think it was a dessert! Mellow bananas mingle with savory chocolate and nutty peanut butter. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is heavy. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to medium treatment side effects.
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Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

Matzo Ball Soup Recipe
A Jewish Classic! Matzo Ball Soup is the Jewish equivalent of Chicken Noodle Soup, with the biggest variation being dumplings made from matzo meal instead of pasta. This is a very filling and delicious soup full of warm flavors that will make you feel loved. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is salty and savory. Weight is light. Texture is soft. Good for low to severe side effects. Best categorized as Jewish comfort food.
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Chicken Gumbo Recipe

Chicken Gumbo Recipe
The classic creole dish featuring the obligatory holy trinity of peppers, onions, and celery. The holy trinity is the Cajun version of mirepoix. Gumbo is fantastic in that it is both light and flavorful at the same time. Be careful with the rice. As a little can go a long way. If you put in too much rice, you will end up with a rice dish (not a soup) that tastes like gumbo. I have learned this from experience. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory, a little spicy, and aromatic. Weight is light. Texture is soft. Good for low to moderate side effects. Best categorized as Cajun/Creole.
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Corned Beef and Colcannon Recipe

Corned Beef and Colcannon Recipe
Corned beef and colcannon is a traditional meal eaten in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. This salty, savory dish is highlighted by its use of salted beef, boiled in a pot until tender. While it may be strange for the uninitiated no American-Irish St. Patrick’s Day would be complete without it. Tasting Guidelines: Taste of corned beef and colcannon is salty and savory. Taste of horseradish sauce is spicy. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Best categorized as American.
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French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup Recipe
French onion soup is a classic French recipe loved the world over. Rich savory beef broth, caramelized onions, crunchy croutons, and melty Swiss cheese create a symphony of decadent flavors. In France, onion soup is used as a hangover cure after a long night of wine drinking. Tasting Guidelines Taste is savory. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate side-effects. Best categorized as classic French.
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Peperonata with Pasta Lent Recipe

Peperonata with Pasta Lent Recipe
A classic southern Italian dish. Peperonata is a stew made with peppers, onions, and tomatoes. But it can be used as a perfectly savory, spicy, and sweet pasta sauce. When served over pasta, Peperonata becomes your new favorite dish! Tasting Guidelines. Taste is savory, spicy, and sweet. Recipe is light but can be balanced with red wine and sugar. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as Italian.
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Mediterranean Lenten Soup

Mediterranean Lenten Soup Recipe
This Lenten soup is a variation of the classic lentil soup found all across the Mediterranean. Savory yet light in weight, it is perfect for the coldest winter day or even the hottest summer day. Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and spicy. Weight is light but can be balanced with sugar. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Best categorized as classic Mediterranean.
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Pasta with Cauliflower Recipe

Pasta with Cauliflower Recipe
Pasta with Cauliflower is a perfect example of an American-Italian cream sauce pasta. The savory, cheesy sauce covers the noodles and cauliflower perfectly. The best noodles to use are the kinds that will absorb, store, or scoop the sauce. Featured in the picture is Campanelle, but Cavatelli or shells work great too. This savory cheesy pasta is sure to delight, even the pickiest eaters. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Best categorized as American-Italian.
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Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp Scampi Recipe
To me, the name of this dish sounds like something sketchy that a mobster would do to you. I don’t completely understand the association, but I’ve felt like that for a long time. Shrimp Scampi is known for its use of delicate angel hair pasta tossed in a delicious olive oil and sun dried tomato sauce. When the shrimp, spinach, lemon and Parmesan comes into play, it becomes a bold yet delicate masterpiece. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is light. Texture is soft. Best categorized as American-Italian.
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Ma Po Tofu Recipe

Ma Po Tofu Recipe
A spicy authentic Chinese classic. Savory brown sauce with sweet tofu and a mouth numbing spicy finish. This dish uses a unique type of chile that not only is spicy, but is also known for causing numbness. If you love spicy, this dish is for you! Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and very spicy. Weight is light. Texture is soft. Best categorized as authentic Chinese.
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Greek Ratatouille Recipe

Greek Ratatouille Recipe
Very similar in construction to the French version but with a Greek twist. It features the addition of bell peppers, Feta cheese, mushrooms, peas, and potatoes. This makes it a much heartier meal. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and hearty. Weight is light but can be balanced with savory. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as classic home style Greek.
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Dressing Recipe

Dressing Recipe
A savory and aromatic staple in holiday meals. Most often paired with turkey, but also goes well with chicken and ham. This recipe has been modified with the chemotherapy patient in mind. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is medium and can be lightened with red wine vinegar. Texture is soft and moist when cooked properly. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Emotional response of Thanksgiving at Grandma’s kitchen table. Best categorized as traditional American.
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Turkey Gravy Recipe

Turkey Gravy Recipe
What would a delicious turkey dinner be without gravy? To me, sauces are the most interesting part of a meal, especially when you are cooking large cuts of roasted meat. You can achieve much more complicated and complex flavors inside of a sauce than you will ever be able to transition consistently through the entirety of the roast. This is where sauces and gravies come into play and you can truly see and taste their brilliance. This gravy is designed with chemo patients in mind and also to use the pan drippings from my brined turkey recipe. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Emotional response of home cooked holiday love. Best categorized as traditional American.
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