We've taken to making banana cake. The other day I ate a slice and tasted ginger, I tasted another slice and that also tasted of ginger.
Then there was the home-made fish pie. I ate it and it tasted peppery. I had a discussion with the cook - absolutely no pepper in it. Yet it tasted of pepper.
I wonder if I'm suffering from the amputee effect. Because my taste buds are deprived of any food with taste, they are making it up. If so it is going to make it very difficult to identify suspect foods. Cooks do not like being accused of using ingredients they have taken every care not to use.