Umami: the taste we love but can't describe

Jul 19, 2014

Umami: the taste we love but can't describe

by Melinda Joe

The word “umami” is, in many ways, literally a mouthful. First coined in 1909 by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda, the term translates roughly as “deliciousness.” With its satisfying, round consonants and open vowel sounds, the word approaches onomatopoeia — a phonetic approximation of the ...

Sites push recipes made from leftovers

Sep 3, 2013

Sites push recipes made from leftovers

by Asako Takaguchi

Recipes using leftovers have been growing more popular as they help homemakers reduce waste and save time in the kitchen. Expecting this trend to contribute to sales of their products, food manufacturers have been moving to promote recipes using leftovers on their websites and ...