Umami (the fifth taste), 2014
Taking its name from Japanese, umami is a pleasant
savoury taste. As the taste of umami itself is subtle and
blends well with other tastes to expand and round out favors,
most people don’t recognize umami when they encounter
it, but it plays an important role making food taste
delicious. The assignment was to make a film that
shows the experience and sensation of umami.
Together with my classmate Kimberly De Cock, we
decided to focus on the taste in cheese. Cheese
consists the biggest glutamate content. We went
filming with the best cheesemakers in Belgium,
Van Tricht (Antwerp).