The “Fifth Flavor” Comes Home: Umami Finds New Roles in Modern Japanese Cuisine

Umami or “savory,” is one of the five basic tastes alongside sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. As its Japanese name suggests, umami was discovered in Japan but recently the word has been increasingly appearing on menus overseas. As Japanese cuisine undergoes a revival in popularity as people become more conscious of the relative healthfulness of […]