Do you eat Pine Nuts (aka pignoles as my Italian grandmother referred to them)? Do you know that there is such a thing as "Pine Mouth."
There is - and it appears I may have been afflicted with Pine Mouth for a full 7 days as of today.
It started last Wednesday when I made a salad topped with an ample heap of pine nuts. Then, I repeated the salad on Thursday.
Since then everything I eat tastes like Metal!! Yep, as in metal metal. It is a horrid bitter taste. It has not stopped me from overindulging (aka binge eating) - but it is making food unpalatable.
I do have some sinus issues which may be making things worse, but you can imagine that a lightbulb went off when I was googling my symptoms and came across this article on epicurous.com.
The culprit appears to be Pine Nuts from China -- figures!!!! Such as the ones I buy in bulk at Sam's Club...although my mom had some from the Fresh Market - that were 3x the price, but also imported from China.
If you enjoy your pine nuts as much as I do, you may want to avoid going overboard...or prepare for Pine Mouth.