Sep 23, 2020
Flavor is that elusive key that opens up the experience of eating, it is something that chefs spent their careers in search of, food manufacturers toil over, restaurant customers embed in their memories, and culinary instructors try to teach – yet few people really understand it like a flavorist. This is the person with the knowledge of a food scientist, the palate of a great chef, the memories of a food lover who has picked that sun ripened tomato in July and enjoyed the richness of the fruit, remembers biting into a first pick September Macintosh apple, savors the smell and flavor of caramelized onions or sautéed wild mushrooms, and closes his or her eyes to bring back the smell and taste of a fall pumpkin pie just pulled from the oven. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, or umami -to truly understand flavor is to have the power to control it and re-create it time and again. Join me for this episode of CAFÉ Talks as I welcome one of the country’s most accomplished flavorists: Dolf DeRovira – founder of FlavorDynamics – a business dedicated to the art and science behind the products that we enjoy.