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The Power of Washoku: Facts about Umami

Time & Location

June 8, 8pm EDT / 7pm CDT


The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth will present the program “The Power of Washoku: Facts about Umami,” which builds on a similar event from summer 2020 titled “The Power of Washoku: You Are What You Eat” as they continue the conversation about Japanese food education.

As the popularity of Japanese cuisine has increased in the U.S., the word umami has gained notoriety. It was first identified in 1908 by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda, who is one of the two founders of the Ajinomoto Group, a Japanese food and biotechnology corporation. Umami is often described as the fifth basic taste after sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. In this interactive and informative session, you will learn about umami from both historical and scientific backgrounds. This year, they invite Ana San Gabriel with Ajinomoto Co., Inc. to demystify the essence of Japanese foods while learning about a balanced diet.

Visit the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth website to learn more and register.

This event is supported through the CGP Salary Assistant Grant for U.S.-Japan Community Grassroots Exchange Program.

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