Tag: flavors

Lesson 7: Learn Your Own Palate

Learn your own palate! Understanding the simple culinary theories on flavor is very important. By understanding flavor and its root, you can begin to understand how to develop flavors you love and learn to omit, augment, or modify flavors that you don’t like. Many dishes or recipes may also contain a food that you may […]

Lesson 3: Mixing the 5 Flavors

Mixing the 5 Flavors Now that we have a basic understanding of the 5 flavors as they exist independently, we now need to discuss the interactions that 2 or more flavors have while interacting simultaneously. Secondary Flavor Senses Now as we are trying to build our Roundness of Flavor, it is important to keep in […]

Lesson 5: Aromatics

Aromatics Something like 90 percent of all experiences that you have with food are actually nasal related. This is super important to know, because embracing the role that your nose plays in the eating experience will enable you to create richer, fuller eating experiences. As I have previously pointed out, it is the smell of […]

Lesson 2: Taste and the 5 Flavors

Taste and the 5 Flavors Taste itself, is in reality only a small fraction of the sensory experience of cooking and eating. What you actually taste when you eat are 5 primal flavors which are: salty, savory, spicy, sour, and sweet. Each one of these basic taste sensations lends itself as a piece of the whole […]