“The strong savoury flavour that makes everything from spag bol to Marmite so hard to resist may serve a vital evolutionary purpose. We could even use it to fight malnutrition. Pass the parmesan I am often flabbergasted when I think about how humans came to develop such complex culinary skills.”

Read More: www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2013/apr/09/umami-fifth-taste


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