It was traumatic!
Another food writer stricken by "pine mouth." It happened to me years ago and I'm still wary of pine nuts. Happened to David Lebovitz, too.
I've had it twice. I'm quite wary of pine nuts as well. I pretty much only go for Italian or Turkish ones - but mostly I avoid them. That means pesto is pretty much out for me - it's either made with pine nuts or walnuts (which I'm allergic to).
Thanks so much for posting this. I was ready to go to the doctor last fall when the bitterness finally went away. It was a very disconcerting feeling.
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