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Sashimi: a Japanese Cooking Philiosophy

As a rule, the philosophy of cooking aims at the creation of new tastes that do not exist naturally‚Ķ but Japanese cooking methods are antithetical to this philosophy. The ideal of Japanese cooking is to retain the natural tastes of … Continue reading

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Umami: The Fifth Taste

Salt, sweet, sour, bitter. I am assuming we have known about these four taste categories since Sesame Street was a dirt track through the woods. Each one tells our taste buds about what we are putting in our mouths, and … Continue reading

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