News: Food trends; 5th taste unveiled…

Since its discovery 102 years ago by a Japanese scientist, “umami” has been the object of fascination by chemists and avant-garde chefs determined to discover the secret of the so-called “fifth taste”.

But now the esoteric flavour – described as the trigger for the sensation of deliciousness when detected by the brain alongside the primary tastes of sweet, salty, sour and bitter – is about to jump from the rarefied surroundings of Michelin-starred restaurants and university labs to the high street, with the arrival of umami in a tube. Click here to read the full article in the Independent…

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