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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A new flavour will hit the market soon...discover the fifth taste

A new ingredient will hit British kitchens...it cannot be described as sweet or sour, bitter or salty...it is simply the Fifth Taste. This new taste is being launched by Laura Santtini, a chef and food writer.

The Fifth Taste, is basically a tube of umami, whose Japanese name roughly translates as "deliciousness".Waitrose will be the first supermarket to stock Taste No 5, a paste made from umami-rich foods such as tomato, Parmesan cheese and porcini mushrooms.




The new flavour, can be used as a main ingredient in stews, meat, and even as a condiment spread for panini, crostini and dressings. The existence of the umami taste was first discovered early last century by the Japanese and, although widely adopted in Italian cuisine, has only recently been accepted by Western scientists.
Will you be one who tries it? Let us know what you think about it...next week will be on sale.

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