Dear Faithful Readers,
After 331 weekly blog posts, I am changing to monthly posts
to spend more time writing. I will post the third
Thursday of each month, starting with this post. Thank you.
What Characters Might Taste Besides Food
Spice up your scenes with tastes other than foods. Here are some examples.
- Chewing tobacco
- Metal: coins, jewelry, weapon
- Sprays: hair, chemical, paint
- Toiletries: mouthwash, toothpaste, soap
- Water: lake, river, pool
Taste or Flavor Categories
Here are some flavor categories and specific taste descriptors. You may want to look up the descriptors in a dictionary before using them.
- Bitter/Tart – sour, acrid, acidic, vinegary, acerbic, tangy, acetous
- Fruity – any fruit flavor, citric, lemony, nectarous
- Herbal/bulbs – garlicy, oniony, thyme, cilantro
- Rancid – gamy, malodorous, stale, rotten, fishy
- Spicy – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger
- Spicy-hot – peppery, zesty, fiery
- Salty – saline, brackish, briny
- Sharp – piquant, pungent
- Smoky – burnt, charcoal, charred
- Sweet – dulcet, honeyed, sugary, syrupy, saccharine
General Descriptors for Tastes
Here are examples of general taste describers.
Can you add to any tastes or flavors to the above lists?
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