Umami! It’s one of my favorite words. Also, tastes. I love saying it and tasting it. Not necessarily in that order.
Know what umami is? Well, in case you don’t, I’ll give you the quickest rundown. There are four tastes we all know: salty, sweet, sour, and bitter. Umami is the fifth, magical taste of savory or “meaty.” Some foods that are rich in umami are meats, fish-based sauces, mushrooms, and ripe tomatoes (roasted tomatoes especially bring that taste out). If you want to learn the science behind it, check out this article….