Foodgasm – n. the sensation you get when you indulge in food so rich and delicious, your eyes roll back and your toes curl up, and the feeling is almost as good as having sex.
It can be anything, so long as it’s prepared with skill and from the best ingredients, but only certain foods can bring on foodgasms. From that red velvet cake with the buttercream frosting made by the bakery down the street to the coconut shrimp at your favourite Caribbean restaurant, to the steaks from your own grill that were marinated in rich red wine and spices the night before. Even homemade sweet pickles can bring on a foodgasm, so long as they give you that sensation from you head to your toes, and all place in between. Some of might not be lucky enough to have the Merovingian send us such a luscious and tasty surprise, but even grandma’s buttermilk biscuits and gravy might cause the same thing, if they are made right. Count your lucky stars if someone in your life some has the skill or the means to bring you to a foodgasm, using just about all of your senses. From the aesthetic in sight to delight of the crunch when taking in something fried, to feeling the rush of a sugary treat like the lucky blond in the The Matrix Reloaded did, when you see stars after eating such amazing goodies, it’s hard to come back to that place on Earth that is the corner quick service restaurant or even your own kitchen.