Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

In the West, we have identified only four basic tastes—sour, sweet, salty, and bitter—that, through skillful combination and technique, create delicious foods. Yet in many parts of East Asia over the past century, an additional flavor has entered the culinary lexicon: umami, a fifth taste impression that is savory, complex, and wholly distinct. Combining culinary history with recent research into the chemistry, preparation, nutrition, and culture of food, Mouritsen… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 22, 2014)

Collection: Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History

Parent ISBN: 9780231168915

Language: English


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