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Taste Or Flavor — Which Is It?

Did you ever hold your nose when your Mom tried gave you foul tasting medicine?  Does triple hot chili bring tears to your eyes and sweat to your forehead  — then lose some of its burn after three or four bites? Both have to do with taste and flavor. What Is Taste?  What Is Flavor? […]

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What The Heck Is Umami?

Simple answer:  The fifth basic taste (the other four are sweet, salty, sour and bitter).  It term comes from the Japanese words for “essence” and “delicious,” and its taste is often described as savory. It can be difficult to really identify umami – which is actually what caused its discovery more than a century ago. […]

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