A Savory Flavor

<p>Professor Robert Ji-song Ku speaks at the Asian-American Cultural Center on Feb. 15 about the meaning of umami and how the use of MSG may be linked to it. The talk was the second in a three-part series about food and culture. Photo by Margaret Malmborg</p>

Professor Robert Ji-song Ku of Binghamton University speaks at the Asian-American Cultural Center on Feb. 15 about the meaning of umami – the Japanese word for a savory taste that occurs naturally in many foods – and how the use of MSG may be linked to it. Photos by Margaret Malmborg

<p>Professor Robert Ji-song Ku spoke at the Asian-American Cultural Center on February 15, 2010 regarding the meaning of umami and how the use of MSG may be linked to it.  The talk was the second in a three part series hosted by the center regarding food and culture.  The next lecture is March 4 at the AsACC. Photo by Margaret Malmborg</p>

The talk by Professor Robert Ji-song Ku was the second in a three-part series hosted by the Asian-American Cultural Center regarding food and culture. The next lecture is on March 4.