Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is here.

I’m not talking about those goggles you wear that make you see a new world in 3D. Nor am I talking about an auditory track that does the same for sound. This time, it is about taste.

Researchers from the University of Singapore have developed a device that stimulates the various taste buds on your tongue to trick your brain into sensing different flavors. Imagine tasting chocolate with no calories. Of what if you want to test your mettle against a hot pepper but don’t want it upsetting your stomach?

I can see the future of this. Once this technology is perfected and widely distributed, the recipes that you find on-line will come with a flavor profile so you can “taste” the recipe even before you’ve bought the ingredients just to see if you’ll like it.

Taste simulator

Lemony Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

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You know the tart lemon and hearty artichoke flavors just burst through.

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Just a few ingredients.

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Frying the chicken.

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Making the glorious sauce.

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Full of flavor….real flavor!

Lemony Chicken with Artichoke Hearts

Prep Time: 5 Min | Cook Time: 45 Min | Servings: 4 servings


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 lemons, juiced
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup vermouth
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water


Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Combine the flour and salt on a plate, then gently press the chicken breasts into the flour mixture to coat. Shake off the excess flour. Arrange the chicken in the skillet and cook until browned on each side, about 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, vermouth, garlic, bay leaf, and basil. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Stir in the artichoke hearts, and continue simmering until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes more.
Mix the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Stir the mixture into the chicken, and continue cooking until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Nutritional Info: Amount Per Serving Calories: 260 | Total Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 68mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database



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Categories: Chicken2, Fruit 2, Main Dish 3, Recipes, Vegetable4, Wine

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Virtual Reality”

  1. August 14, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    I love this recipe and the idea of chicken with artichoke hearts. I believe it would be a zesty, tasteful meal.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Heartafire
    August 14, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

    awesome…saved this under faves!


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