Dietitian and food educator Amanda Archibald wants to expand your palate. The average person's diet, after all, is a repertoire of only about 15 foods. But she believes that if you like one type of food, you're likely to enjoy others with similar tastes or textures.
Working with noted cook and author Deborah Madison, Archibald created five flavor families for fruit and nine for vegetables. Find your favorite foods among the following slides, then give the other items they're grouped with a try. To really explore the flavors, make your own "flight" by cubing three from each family and savoring the similarities, and subtle differences, between them.
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