Despite its long history, umami has only recently come into the Western consciousness with dishes, drinks, and even restaurant concepts dedicated to the elusive "fifth flavor."The dark horse of our misunderstood taste buds, the elusive fifth flavor umami has recently risen into widespread culinary consciousness... (Re)Discovering Umami | StarChefs.com
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~ The Search For Umami; Phoodie.info
~ Умами; Wikipedia
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