Palate cleanser

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A mango sorbet and sparkling wine palate cleanser at Boomtown Steakhouse in Verdi, Nevada.

A palate cleanser is a serving of food or drink that removes food residue from the tongue allowing one to more accurately assess a new flavor.

Palate cleansers are often used between tasting wine or cheese or other strong flavors.[1] Pickled ginger is used as a palate cleanser between sushi pieces.[2]

Traditional French palate cleansers include sorbet, bread, apple slices, parsley and mint.[3]

Bamia is a traditional Anatolian stew that is sometimes served as a palate cleanser between food courses at ceremonial feasts.[4]


  1. ^ "What Foods Cleanse the Palate". Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  2. ^ Wolf, Nicki. "What Foods Cleanse the Palate?". LIVESTRONG.COM. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  3. ^ "Eat Like the French With These Traditional Palate Cleansers". The Spruce Eats. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  4. ^ Basan, G.; Basan, J. (2007). Middle Eastern Kitchen. Hippocrene Books. p. 225. ISBN 978-0-7818-1190-3.

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