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Everyone can name the tastes salty, sweet, bitter and sour. But ask them about umami and you might get a blank stare. Umami is thought to be the fifth taste. Some people might identify the taste as savoury. It describes the taste of flavourful meats, cheeses, seafood and some vegetables. Next time you sit down to a family meal, stir up enthusiasm around the table! Talk about the different tastes that your tongue can distinguish in all the foods you are enjoying.
Sprinkle a little parmesan in this roasted vegetable pasta to bring out a umami taste you’ll love:
Recipe: Roasted vegetables pasta
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