The Flavorist’s Lament

Whether with American flavor or British flavour,

flavor creation is done by a flavorist,

scientific chemical palette creativity, sense of smell,

and sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami –

pungency, oleogustus? – food smells unbounded; easily altered


changing its smell, keeping its taste similar;

unlike smelling upon inhalation, mouth flavor exhalation;

different depending on before or after one’s mouth;

color can affect expectations ( red increases sweetness).

A flavor lexicon – objective language for food.

These two ronka poems are also “found” poems taken from and written as part of WordPress’ Intro to Poetry project on day 7.



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