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- n. The property of being savory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being savory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Savory character or quality; pleasing taste or smell: as, the savoriness of an orange or of meat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. having an appetizing flavor
In a nutshell, "umami," basically refers to savoriness - think of chicken broth, or a meat loaf, or cheese sauce, and is generally considered to be the fifth taste, after sweet, salt, bitter and sour.
Sweetness from onion and grapes balances the savoriness, which is enhanced from the salsa's beef broth and chicken glace.
Umami translates somewhat ambiguously to "savoriness," though I'd describe it instead as a round, full flavor-the sort of sensation we experience when tasting Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, soy sauce, or mushrooms.
"Salt has a tremendous effect on chocolate because it brings out the savoriness and the yeasty notes," says Marie Wright , vice president and senior flavorist at manufacturer International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
If you think that it lacks savoriness, then add tahini.
Tasting notes: Crisp whole black sesame seeds lend the sweet a pleasant savoriness. $7 for 5 ounces, bissingers.com .
I love the saltiness in wines, it gives them such character and savoriness.
But a little goes a long way here in adding some spice and savoriness.
A century ago, Japanese scientists set out to identify what it was that gave cooked dishes a special savoriness that the Japanese call umami.
I sometimes like a sweeter sandwich bread to balance out the savoriness of the filling - but I still want to taste the heartiness of the wheat.