Umami

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A Japanese term for the 5th flavour—the others being sweet, salty, sour, bitter—triggered by carboxylate anion of glutamic acid, an amino acid common in meat, cheese, broth, stock, and other protein-rich foods.
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In a traditional "GSM" Rhone-style blend--Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre (which in the West sometimes includes other Rhone reds too)--wild and dark layers help loop into both the exuberance and the savoriness of our traditional fare.
As you dig down further, you encounter the crunch and savoriness of the farro and intense fruitiness of the berries.
Umami--now recognized as a "fifth-taste" (McCabe & Rolls 2007)--is a Japanese word often used to describe abalone flavor that roughly translates into "robust" or "delicious" and can also be described as heartiness, savoriness, or fullness of the mouth.
At Wolfgang Puck Food Co., entree manufacturing manager Candy James likens the effect of wine to "umami," a Japanese term connoting subtle savoriness. Flavor makers call the effect background notes.
Instead, we simply stirred bite-size pieces of chicken right into the gravy and turned to two powerhouse ingredients -- tomato paste and soy sauce -- to boost savoriness without being distinguishable in their own right.
This is similar to chicken gallantina, which we would be more familiar with, except that it had the deep savoriness of duck.
The yeastiness in the wine picks up on the toasted nuts; the bubbles love the texture of the grain; and the savoriness suits the green onions.--S.S.
Umami is a Japanese word that roughly translates into English as "robust" or "delicious." Umami can also be described as heartiness, savoriness, or fullness of the mouth.
Mireio's version is filled with chicken but upscaled with foie gras, which obviously adds richness, a deep savoriness and creamy texture.