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Umami: The Fifth Taste

Umami: The Fifth Taste

by Thomas Keller, Harold McGee, Michael Anthony, Heston Blumenthal, Alexandre Bourdas, David Kinch, Virgilio Martinez, Nobu Matsuhisa, Yoshihiro Murata and Pedro Miguel Schiaffino


Ten renowned chefs from around the world collaborate recipes that celebrate the hard-to-recognize fifth taste, Umami. Each chef shares their personal experience with umami and present four recipes that highlight the richness of this flavor and helped them earn Michelin stars.

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‘Umami: the Fifth Taste’ is a practical guide to the taste that has transformed world cuisine. It features unique, healthy recipes from top international chefs in a comprehensive volume encompassing all you need to know about umami… [this book] includes 39 recipes from world leading chefs along with their interviews.

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Umami Information Center
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