Her: The latest is not soaking beans anymore because it compromises the flavour – they don’t taste as good if they’re pre-soaked.
Him: [groan] Not another pendulum swing.
Her: But that’s not why we soak beans. We soak them to neutralise some of the phytic acid. The taste isn’t as important as neutralising the anti-nutrients.
Him: But that’s the purpose of food – to taste good.
Her: No, the purpose of food is nutritional, to give our bodies what we need to function well. Tasting good is a bonus. In fact, if it didn’t taste so good, we’d probably eat less.
Him: And that’s why I do the cooking!
27 years of marriage – our way