Shut Up! There’s a Fifth Flavor?
Everyone knows the tastes our tongues can sense: sweet, sour, bitter, salty. Chances are that you could rattle them off in kindergarten. But many people aren’t aware of a fifth sense: umami. Found in the sour tang you get when you bite into a ripe tomato, umami (pronounced oo-mommy) can be translated from Japanese as a “pleasant savory taste.” You’re probably already enjoying the tastes … Continue reading Shut Up! There’s a Fifth Flavor?