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Experience Umami

Experience Umami

An educational movie about the fifth taste, umami, made in collaboration with Andrea Boeckaerts.

01 / CASE STUDY

Umami, the Japanese word for savory, is one of the five flavors. It was pinpointed by Japanese chemist and food lover Kikunae Ikeda in the 1900s. The chemist noticed this unfamiliar taste that could not be described by one of the four taste categories while eating a bowl of dashi (seaweed soup).

This project gives insight into the perception of the 5 tastes and more specifically umami. It also gives an in depth view about how the human body experiences umami.

Client
LUCA

Year
2016

Topic
Biology, Gustatory Perception, Umami


02 / RESULT

Layering Umami

Various foods consumed on a daily basis has the savory umami taste. Layering such food enhances and intensifies this taste.

The Film