Aftertaste Quotes

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Joshua Caleb
“Revenge is Always Sweet, it's the Aftertaste that's Bitter.”
Joshua Caleb

Kyle M. Scott
“Once they're in...they stay in. And that little bitch invited that evil into herself like a hard dick on prom night.”

Kyle M. Scott
“I'm guessing you're tits deep in a horror novel. Something by Laymon, or Ketchum, or one of those sick fucks you read.”

“... If I am correct...
... the secret to this sauce is honey and balsamic vinegar ."
"Got it one, sir! Both ingredients have a mild sweetness that adds a layer of richness to the dish. The tartness of the vinegar ties it all together, ensuring the sweetness isn't too cloying and giving the overall dish a clean, pure aftertaste.
The guide told me that Hokkaido bears really love their honey...
... so I tried all kinds of methods to add it to my recipe!
"Is that how he gave his sauce a rich, clean flavor powerful enough to cause the Gifting? Unbelievable! That's our Master Yukihira!"
Something doesn't add up. A little honey and vinegar can't be enough to create that level of aftertaste. There has to be something else to it. But what?
I got it! I know what you did! You caramelized the honey!"
Sugars oxidize when heated, giving them a golden brown color and a nutty flavor.
Any food that contains sugar can be caramelized, making caramelization an important technique in everything from French cooking to dessert making.

"I started out by heating the honey until it was good and caramelized. Then I added some balsamic vinegar to stretch it and give it a little thickness. Once that was done, I poured it over some diced onions and garlic that I'd sautéed in another pan, added some schisandra berries and then let it simmer.
After it had reduced, I poured bear stock over it and seasoned it with a little salt...
The result was a deep, rich sauce perfect for emphasizing the natural punch of my Bear-Meat Menchi Katsu!"
"Oho! You musta come up with that idea while I was relaxing with my cup o' chai! Not bad, Yukihira-chin! Not bad at all! Don'tcha think?"
"Y-yes, sir..."
Plus, there is no debating how well honey pairs well with bear meat. The Chinese have long considered bear paws a great delicacy...
... because of the common belief that the mellow sweetness of the honey soaks into a bear's paw as it sticks it into beehives and licks the honey off of it.

What a splendid idea pairing honey with bear meat, each accentuating the other...
... then using caramelization and balsamic vinegar to mellow it to just the right level.
It's a masterful example of using both flavor subtraction and enhancement in the same dish!”
Yuto Tsukuda, 食戟のソーマ 22 [Shokugeki no Souma 22]

“Truth Is Bitter But Surely Has A Sweet Aftertaste. Lies May Be Sweet But Definitely Come With Strong, Bitter Aftertaste.”
Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

Kyle M. Scott
“Then the crying started. First one child, a little girl called Jen from across the street, then another, then another, until the June afternoon sounded like a vacation in hell.”

Meredith Mileti
“Inside the bag are a couple dozen hazelnut cookies and a small plastic bag filled with what looks like mouse droppings. I open the package and drop a couple onto my tongue. They taste a little like chocolate, deeply flavored, thick, and somewhat bitter. But the aftertaste is something entirely different, sweeter, fuller, and much more complex, something you couldn't have predicted from their first gustatory impression.”
Meredith Mileti, Aftertaste: A Novel in Five Courses

Sara Desai
“Their food arrived and Daisy tucked in to her dosas. Liam studied his plate and frowned at the unfamiliar presentation. "Is this---"
"Pork vindaloo. Extra hot. Just the way you wanted it."
Liam scooped up a mouthful of pork, taking a moment to savor the rich, delicate flavors on his tongue.
"Delicious," he said. "And not too hot at all. I might even ask for some extra cayenne."
Daisy stared at him, her lips quivering at the corners. "Wait for it..."
Liam lifted his fork for another bite, but even after the warning, he was totally unprepared for the flaming inferno in his mouth.
He gasped, sweat beading on his forehead, pain screaming across his tongue. "Water!"
"Water won't help you." Daisy pushed her raita across the table, clearly trying to contain her laughter. "You need yogurt."
Liam grabbed the bowl and gulped down the yogurt in frantic slurps.
"It's a dip. Not a drink." Laughing now, she snapped a picture of him. "How's the asbestos tongue now?”
Sara Desai, The Dating Plan

Stephanie Danler
“The Albert Boxler Riesling, not from Germany, but from Alsace, one of the high-end pours at twenty-six dollars a glass. And I was drinking it. Nicky had served it to me. To thank me. I rolled it through my mouth the way Simone had taught me, pursing my lips and cupping my tongue and almost making an inward whistle. I thought it would be sweet. I thought I tasted honey, or something like peaches. But then it was so dry it felt like someone had pierced me.”
Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter

Victoria Pade
“I hope I never meet the guy that did this to you.”
Victoria Pade, Divine Decadence (Silhouette Special Edition No. 473)