A lens is for absorbing life, not just capturing it....
you know strobist is here in DC tonight giving a talk tonight, right?
Cold storage has a lot to do with it Paul! That's why fruit and veges are tasteless - they are picked too early. Also the varieties that last longer have the least sugar and so have no taste! Love your photos!
The food in Europe generally tastes better because they don't put all the pesticides or growth hormone's and chemicals etc like that.