Experiencing the umami taste is universal and does not belong to any one culture or cuisine.
As stated on this website’s Homepage, “Every cuisine has its characteristic ‘flavor principle,’ but umami transcends them all.” The flavor principle of umami becomes even more appreciated as chefs and home cooks strive to reduce fat and salt (sodium) in their favorite savory foods recipes. Umami is a pleasant savory taste (actually recognized as the fifth taste) that is imparted by glutamate either naturally in flavorful savory foods, or added as umami seasoning (MSG).
Featured Savory Foods Recipes:
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