What is a supertaster?

A person with an elevated concentration of taste buds and a heightened sense of taste. 1 in 4 Americans has the gene for it.

What are you if you’re not a supertaster?

In desperate need of being force-fed supertastes.

Who is Emily?

A self-diagnosed supertaster with super taste, Emily Parsons has immuteable opinions about food and drink. (Ask her anything by emailing at supertastes@gmail.com.) Particular likes include salt, bourbon, and Mickey Rourke. Last Meal would be Cyprus black flake, Basil Hayden’s, and Barfly. Emily is a former editor at Zagat and former managing editor at The American Prospect.

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