281 – Fire and air create the pungent taste

Pungent is an intense taste. It is created from the elements fire and air. The pungent taste is one of dry, intense heat and it can be found in spicy foods and many herbs and spices. It creates a sensation of sharp and fiery heat. Body odor is described as pungent. Common examples of pungency are mustard and ginger. It is said to induce heat. It is hot, dry, and aromatic. Continue reading

280 – We are the salt of the earth

How important is our sense of taste? Rasa is a Sanskrit word which defines taste. Rasa has many meanings, experience, enthusiasm, and essence. Rasa is described as the soul of life. Without it there is no elixir and we have no savoring of food. It applies to all aspects of life. Continue reading