Monday, June 07, 2010

Umami - George Foreman Jedi's Favorite Taste

Sorry for the blank post - this pic would not load up and I just said "fuck it."

Apparently from comments, people did like the new, empty format. Go figure.

Sitting around at Mom and Pops on a Sunday without the internet means that you have some serious googling to do on Monday.

Umami, also referred to as savoriness, has been proposed as one of the basic tastes sensed by specialized receptor cells present on the human and animal tongue. Umami (旨味?) is a loanword from Japanesemeaning "good flavor" or "good taste" (noun).[1] In English, however, "brothy", "meaty", or "savory" have been proposed as alternative translations.[2][3] In as much as it describes the flavor common to savory products such as meat, cheese, and mushrooms, umami is similar to Brillat-Savarin's concept of osmazome, an early attempt to describe the main flavoring component of meat as extracted in the process of making stock.

Also, if anyone is interested in World Cup Soccer, you can watch the Germany-Greece match here. Its like a 3 minute highlight clip - highly recommended.

1 comment:

Guy said...

is that the philosophers' match? nice one.