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Literature / Good Taste

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Good Taste is a short story by Isaac Asimov. On an artificial satellite near Earth, the residents only consume synthetic nutrients. The main character, Chawker Minor, wins a tasting competition by inventing a new flavor; and is then banned and exiled when he reveals that he used a plant actually grown in *shudder* DIRT.

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  • Title Drop: Subverted; when the main character is boarding the ship to leave, he asks why he is being exiled. His mother tells him, "Don't you see ... what you did was not in —" then her last words are cut off by the clang of the ship doors.

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