For the last few months I have noticed that the food I prepare has tasted strange.
This was particularly evident in a pig’s foot terrine that I cooked last weekend. Each time I tasted it during the very long simmering period, it needed more salt. So I added more salt from the plastic bag of salt that I use for cooking.. When it came to eating it, it tasted very odd and I had to sprinkle even more salt on it from a salt cellar.
Yesterday, I spilled some salt from the bag and instinctively licked it off my hand. It was not salt. It was sugar.
How many bags of sugar have I consumed, thinking it was salt?
Being illiterate does not help with weight loss.