I like water and I drink lots of it. But when I buy food, I expect it to taste like food. Increasingly, the meat, poultry, eggs, fruit and vegetables I buy taste of nothing. Even when I pay the extra for organic produce, things don’t seem much better.
I don’t have sufficient space at home to produce much. The little I do produce however, tastes a million times better than anything I can get in a supermarket. Now, I’m a rank amateur: if I can grow and rear food that tastes good, why can’t the professionals?
I brought two conference pears to work today that I got from ASDA (Walmart) yesterday. They taste of absolutely nothing. Only the texture and appearance tell me what they’re supposed to be. I might just as well be eating ping-pong balls!
I wonder at the nutritional value of food like this. Should my “five a day” be “fifty a day” in order to compensate for water content?