A few nights ago Shuna came to visit my dreams. I'm not sure where we were, somewhere dark. I had hastily put together some dessert components, which she tasted. To each one she said, "Sweet." Not the way my mid-twenties employees might say sweet, but as an accusation, a pejorative. And she was right.
What does this mean gentle reader? I know it was inspired partly by reading "Salt" by Mark Kurlansky. There's a passage which describes the gradual elimination of the sweet from the savory portion of the meal, an unbalancing of the palate as it were, and the shifting of the entire sweet component of the meal to dessert. Certainly many pastry chefs are trying to incorporate the savory into the dessert. I wonder how many of us in the savory world are thinking how to re-balance the meal by bringing some sweetness back into our dishes.
What I really think the dream means is I am just too effing sweet.