Perhaps you’re a dim sum disciple of the venerable Yank Sing located in downtown San Francisco, but there’s plenty of other places in the Bay Area to snack on this delightful Chinese fare.
A scientist in Birmingham, Ala., is trying to help overharvested sea urchins, considered a delicacy in many parts of the world, find their way back to a restaurant near you. He’s developed an urchin farm to help grow them more sustainably and a special feed that gives them a sweet umami taste.
Do you know umami? It’s considered the 5th taste, the others being sweet, bitter, sour and salty. Umami is best described as savory. It’s that kind of meaty flavor you find in even non-meat foods like parmesan cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and soy sauce. A hundred years ago Japanese scientist Dr. Kikunae Ikeda first discovered that […]