5 Reasons We Taste What We Taste
Daisy Chow | Chef's Blade
In the world of food, flavor is king. If it doesn’t taste good, we don’t want to eat it. Our survival depends on the fact that we keep eating food because it tastes good. Scientists say the tongue can distinguish only 5 primary tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami, also known as savory. Yet we seek out foods that offer a variety of flavor sensations, not just these 5. How do we get from 5 basic tastes to endless flavor potential?