Originally Posted by Uncle Bob
I don't so much doubt the science of it as I do the level/amount of flavor(s) that ride along in the solution being really that discernible to the palate...Especially when other flavor components are possibly involved/added during or after the cooking process... Or the cooking process itself....I do know/believe however that the power of suggestion can be very influential....
I hear ya on that!!! It is really hard to do a taste test, but the wife and kids are my "palate" cause I'm cook'n. So, I should say that my "palate" is not the most educated.
Nor is mine.
But, none the less, I add spice to the brine. Even if it is in our head, what is wrong w/that.
Kinda hard to play mind games on yourself though.