For the last seven days I have been fighting an unusually aggressive chest cold. No smoking. No drinking. No taste.

I hardly noticed not smoking my pipe or the occasional cigar. I have not missed a bit the usual glass of wine, or our Friday martini. It’s flavours I can’t live without! For the last week I have eaten all these fantastic and tasty dishes, but no matter how hard I tried, I could only perceive some very basic “salted-acidic-sweet-bitter”. Nothing more.

Can’t wait to go back to all mi vices, but it looks like I’m only addicted to one.