The Eyes of Sibiu Are Upon Us

We are in Transylvania, in Romania and here eating is a serious job. Bean soup with smoked pork in a bread-bow….

The Numbers in My Food

I confess, I’m a Math fan. I “crunch” numbers, I’m always in search of models and indicators. I won’t trust any theory until I see some validated data and results. Show me the numbers. But when it comes to the food on my table and its relations to my body, I feel sometimes dizzy. There…

Umami

How many basic tastes do we have? Sweet, salty, sour and bitter, one will answer quickly. No so fast. There is one more, umami. There was quite a debate starting with year 1908 when the Japanese Kikunae Ikeda ┬áproposed it. The name umami comes from Japanese and means┬ápleasant savory taste. Only in 1985 the scientific…