Miracle Fruit Party

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Tom Scott

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May 12, 2011, 8:50:16 AM5/12/11
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Further (again) to enthusiastic discussions in the pub last night: I'm planning a Miracle Fruit Party for the Hackspace.

There's a type of berry called "miracle fruit", and I'm getting freezedried tablets of it. Roll 'em around on your tongue, and all the sour and bitter receptors are numbed for about half an hour. Lemons taste sweet. Tabasco sauce tastes like "hot doughnut glaze". Believe me - it's a hell of a thing. More details are, of course, on Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synsepalum_dulcificum - and a gushing New York Times writeup of what a miracle fruit party is like is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/dining/28flavor.html

Pending the mailing list's consensus: I'm planning it for a maximum of 20 people, in the quiet room, on a Sunday in June, with the cost at £5 a head. That'd include a large miracle fruit tablet each and plenty of food (including lemons and limes), plus non-alcoholic drinks and a pack of antacid tablets for afterwards. (You'll need them.)

If this sounds interesting, you can add your name to the wiki here: http://wiki.hackspace.org.uk/wiki/Miracle_Fruit_Party
And you can help pick a date here: http://www.doodle.com/cfaypw8dwwh5fg8n

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Alex Pounds

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May 12, 2011, 8:51:39 AM5/12/11
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On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 05:50:16AM -0700, Tom Scott wrote:
> Further (again) to enthusiastic discussions in the pub last night: I'm
> planning a Miracle Fruit Party for the Hackspace.

YES YES OH GOD YES.

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Sam Cook

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May 12, 2011, 8:56:23 AM5/12/11
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Depending on the Sunday in question I'm be up for this

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Renski

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May 12, 2011, 9:11:18 AM5/12/11
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Interested, but can only make 2 of the 4 suggested dates.

Frances Berriman

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May 12, 2011, 9:11:37 AM5/12/11
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On 12 May 2011 13:50, Tom Scott <t...@tomscott.com> wrote:
and a gushing New York
> Times writeup of what a miracle fruit party is like is here:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/dining/28flavor.html

This...

"One woman wanted to see Mr. Aliquo eat a berry before she tried one.
“What, you don’t trust me?” he said.

She replied, “Well, I just met you.”

Another guest said, “But you met him on the Internet, so it’s safe.”"

...made me laugh. Signing up does make me feel a bit like I'm signing
up for something much dodgier.

Sounds like fun though - was talking to someone about it only a couple
weeks ago, oddly enough.

tom

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May 12, 2011, 11:59:52 AM5/12/11
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Not after last time, i ate so much crap when I did this before!!!

Matt Peperell

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May 12, 2011, 12:47:21 PM5/12/11
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+1 yes please!

Scunner

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May 12, 2011, 6:25:06 PM5/12/11
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I have heard of these and would love to get involved if I am free on
the day

On May 12, 1:50 pm, Tom Scott <t...@tomscott.com> wrote:
> Further (again) to enthusiastic discussions in the pub last night: I'm
> planning a Miracle Fruit Party for the Hackspace.
>
> There's a type of berry called "miracle fruit", and I'm getting freezedried
> tablets of it. Roll 'em around on your tongue, and all the sour and bitter
> receptors are numbed for about half an hour. Lemons taste sweet. Tabasco
> sauce tastes like "hot doughnut glaze". Believe me - it's a hell of a thing.
> More details are, of course, on Wikipedia here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synsepalum_dulcificum- and a gushing New York

Dave Ingram

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May 13, 2011, 7:28:05 AM5/13/11
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On 05/12/11 23:25, Scunner wrote:
> I have heard of these and would love to get involved if I am free on
> the day
Ditto :-)

Tom Newsom

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May 16, 2011, 6:06:46 AM5/16/11
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Sign me up! (date permitting - can't do the 19th)

On May 12, 1:50 pm, Tom Scott <t...@tomscott.com> wrote:

Tom Scott

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May 16, 2011, 1:26:16 PM5/16/11
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Okay, there's now clearly enough interest for this. It will be happening, but first I need to tie down the date of the Redsands Fort visit so we don't clash. As soon as that's done, I'll start sorting this out!
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