If you know anything about mindful eating, you are probably familiar with the Indian term rasa, which literally means taste. More subtly, rasa is defined as the "juice" of any object, its "marrow" or "sap." A new phenomenon, called "flavor tripping" by gawker.com, defies the very idea of rasa. "Flavor tripping" involves ingesting a Miracle Berry, which contains an active glycoprotein molecule. When the berry is eaten, this molecule binds to the tongue’s taste buds, causing bitter and sour foods consumed later to taste sweet. This effect lasts between thirty minutes and two hours. Parties, where guests first eat a berry then sample lemons, limes, grapefruits, pomelos, rhubarb, dill pickles, and cheeses, are growing in popularity. For more info, visit www.miracleconnect.com. Have you tried a Miracle Berry? Do you want to?