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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!

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