The fifth taste, umami, is now at the forefront of modern cuisine. Gourmet magazine’s Ruth Reichl and Jonah Lehrer, author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist, tell us more about what umami is and why it has such a powerful effect on taste.

The Umami Festival
runs from April 8th through April 18th
at Roulette, 20 Green St. b/w Canal and Grand
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