Above: Promotional graphic for Alchemy of the Hearth: "Explore the magic of cooking - hands on classes for adults, teens and children" 760-233-2433.
Our taste buds can perceive only four basic tastes: salty, sour, bitter, sweet. The secret to cooking well is knowing how to make these four sisters come together in harmony. Then there is the fifth sister - umami, whose sole purpose is to fill your mouth.
Learning to recognize as well as manipulate these sisters will enhance your cooking abilities exponentially. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for an evening of exploration into the lives of the five sisters and find out what each has to offer and how they affect us and our food in different ways.