Janet Rausa Fuller at the Sun-Times fills us in on more about Homaro Cantu of Moto and iNG, and his interest in the miracle berry which figures in iNG’s current flavor-tripping menu and cocktails. (The miracle berry, derived from an African berry, temporarily alters your flavor receptors to make bitter taste sweet.)
• He first started using the berry to help a chemotherapy patient taste again. He still makes 500 miracle berry paper strips a week, which he donates to chemo patients.
• He’s working on a diet cookbook, based on using the miracle berry as a calorie-free sweetener.
• He and his daughter tried the miracle berry with grass— no, not that kind, they were out mowing the lawn. She said it made it taste like basil.