n.— «I realized that this combination of flavor and not-flavor is a Thai form of what I call “co-munching,” the act of deliberately chewing different foods together. A bite of pickle with your sandwich? You’re co-munching. A sip of wine while you chew a piece of steak? Co-munching. Normally one co-munches to add flavor, but in this case the co-munching was to temper flavor. Too much flavor plus not enough flavor equals the right amount of flavor.» —“Not to be confused with flavor” by Chef Boy Ari Ancorage Press (Alaska) Mar. 1-7, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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