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Earlier in the week, Thomas Keller and Hiro Sone headlined a discussion on umami, and they got downright philosophical with regards to that elusive fifth flavor. Says Keller: "Umami represents an emotional connection. Sweet, salty, sour, bitter—they can all be part of a umami." Says Sone: "It's something that satisfies you. Some things you eat with your brain. Some things you eat with your soul. Umami you eat with your soul—it's like, 'Oh, that tastes good!'" [B+B]

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