Umami: The 5th Dimension of Taste
Salty, sweet, sour and bitter are familiar terms to describe taste. Yet a fifth, umami, is less well-known but just as prevalent.
Umami in New York
Still not sure what umami is? Well, it's coming your way whether you like it or not.
Take a 2-Hour Lesson in Japanese Cuisine
Ayuko Akiyama’s Buddha Bellies cooking class offers hands-on courses in Japanese cuisine—including advanced courses in cutting sushi and sashimi.
100 Best Drinks from Japan: #1 Japanese Sake
Sake is probably the best known Japanese drink in the world.
Buddhism Through the Stomach
A Buddhist monk shares his religion through cooking and cookbooks.
Yakumi: Condiments with a Healthy Twist
Directly translated as 'medicine' (yaku) 'taste' (mi), yakumi originally served as antidotes to a variety of ailments.
Autumn Tipple: Sake & Pear Sangria
Make your own seasonal sake sangria with this simple fall recipe!