Tasting Savory Sweetness in the City of Angels
"Part of the difficulty of incorporating umami into pastry preparations is that many umami-rich ingredients are definitively savory ingredients."Part of the versatility of pastry is its ability to incorporate unexpected elements from the larger realm of culinary arts. ...
Full Story: Umami in Pastry: Tasting Savory Sweetness in the City of Angels; StarChefs.com
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The flavorist conversations: Wylie Dufresne
Creativity has many sources, Wylie Dufresne of wd-50 in New York says he gets inspiration from sources ranging from books and museum visits to recent meals and available ingredients. But the flavors of a dish must be balanced between sweetness, saltiness, bitterness, umami and sourness, he said.The irrepressibly creative chef of wd-50 talks about pairing ingredients and life after culinary bomb throwing
Full Story: The flavorist conversations: Wylie Dufresne; Salon.com
Umami in a tube
'fifth taste' goes on sale in supermarkets
"Umami, the elusive “fifth taste” that has long fascinated experimental chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, is to go on sale in tubes on the high street."The esoteric flavour is said to trigger the sensation of deliciousness when detected by the brain in the same way as the four other primary tastes ...
Full Story: Umami in a tube: 'fifth taste' goes on sale in supermarkets; Telegraph.co.uk
See Also: A pinch of umami . . .; The Frugal Cook
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