Yesterday my wife proudly produced a leek and bacon cuiche. It was delicious.
Leek is okay so I blamed the slight burning sensation in my mouth on something I ate over the weekend.
Then, today, I had the rest cold for lunch and the reaction was a little more acute - and in fact has got worse all day.
"Did you put any pepper in this or herbs?" I asked. No, she assured me.
What about the base? What was that made from? Oh, I bought it. What, the base or the whole cuiche? The whole cuiche, leek and bacon, must be okay.
Well the contents have been thrown away and we can't find them. But if it was commercial, the chances are it had pepper, herbs and maybe yeast extract in it.
I've taken my first anti-histamine for weeks tonight.