You know those times, after you have had the stomach flu, food poisoning, or tasted something just downright disgusting, you are somehow reminded what it tasted like, and you start to feel nauseous? Well, maybe there is already a term for that, but I decided to call it a taste terror. At work I sometimes make this truly heinous chickpea salad. When I first saw the recipe, I though that maybe I would like it. It was a mix of garbanzo beans, carrots, jicama, with a soy dressing. Doesn't sound that bad, right? It is actually a very, very salty mixture of normally good flavors that should never have been put together. Every time I see the Chickpea salad on the order list, I have a taste terror. Last time it didn't go away for the rest of the day, and everything I ate was a little tainted. Today I was supposed to make it. I was dreading it all morning. Fortunately I ran out of time, and it got passed on to someone else. What really bothers me is that I can't even enjoy garbanzo beans anymore, and I used to really like them. The hummus and couscous salad that I make at work don't taste good anymore. It is really tragic.
What I don't understand is what person over at the Cannon Center is eating this salad and thinking: "Yummy, let's keep ordering this!"