Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
Umami is considered the fifth basic taste, along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. It's often described as a savoury, meaty, or brothy flavour, and is produced by glutamate, an amino acid found in certain foods.
When umami-rich ingredients are added to a dish, they can help enhance the overall flavour and mouthfeel by providing a sense of depth and complexity. In the case of the Spicy Roasted Cauliflower recipe, ingredients such as soy sauce and Parmesan cheese are rich in umami, which helps to round out the spicy and slightly bitter flavors of the cauliflower and other spices used in the recipe. This results in a more satisfying and enjoyable eating experience for many people.
- The Cancer Cookery School