Last evening, fellow Baltimore Blogger, Raspberry Eggplant, hosted a Miracle Fruit Party at her lovely flat on Mount Vernon Place. She invited several of the other Baltimore food bloggers, many of whom we'd met before at the Great Tastes Expo and at the Blogger Brunch. Here's a little video of RE explaining how the fruit works.
In addition to the bloggers, Rob Kasper, food and drinks columnist and blogger for the Baltimore Sun attended. Earlier on Friday, one of Raspberry's friends, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme had done a short segment on Miracle Fruit on Maryland Morning on local NPR station WYPR. You can listen to the segment here.
We started out with a half a piece of fruit each, just so we could draw out the experience. The instructions were to swirl it around out mouths to coat the entire mouth so no blank spots would remain. Then pop in a piece of citrus, either grapefruit, lemon, lime or orange and see what happens! My piece didn't take right away, so the slice of lime I ate nearly sent me through the roof! After a few minutes, I tried again and it worked.
We also tried Angostura Bitters, pomagranate molasses, sour patch kids, bitter melon, rhubarb, tomatoes, Granny Smith Apples, Guinness, vinegars and more. The citrus fruit didn't have the sharp acidic taste associated with it, the sour patch kids tasted mellow, the rhubarb was crunchy and sweet and overall, everything had a warm round flavour.
It was a very fun evening, with lots of great conversation and laughter. We all thank Roopa for being such a lovely hostess on this adventure!