Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tomorrow's cover today: Coming up in Gambit

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• Our cover story this week is on "miracle fruit," an African berry that temporarily alters the taste buds so sour and bitter foods taste sweet. Popular at "flavor tripping" parties, the tablet version of the berry is now being imported to New Orleans, where one entrepreneur is interested in the pill's possibilities of helping chemo patients stimulate their appetites. The editorial staff had fun one lunch hour by taking the tablets and sampling a wide variety of food -- fresh citrus tasted like candy, while biting into raw rhubarb was like taking a crunch out of some new apple-pear hybrid. Ian McNulty traces the history and possibilities of miracle fruit, and provides a tasting guide should you want to have a taste tripping party of your own....

Noah Bonaparte Pais was there as the temporary artist colony at Colton School was dispersed (the school is preparing for classes in the fall), and looks for answers to where the colony may end up next....

Will Coviello profiles Walter Williams, the native New Orleanian and creator of Mr. Bill, who has become an impassioned voice for saving the wetlands. Williams and his hapless creation will be hosting a benefit for the cause this week....

• Inside the paper is the second edition of our new health and wellness magazine, H+W. In this issue, Mackie Shilstone discusses the importance of Vitamin D and a pair of New Orleans women come up with a grain blend perfect for a gluten-free diet....

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