microsite for the World Umami Forum presented by Ajinomoto
Andrew ZimmernMaster of CeremoniesCelebrity Chef & TV Personality
Distinguished Member, Emeritus Director and President, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Session: Taste and Flavor: How and Why
Chief Science Officer, Pilot R&D
Session: Umami: A Universal Human TasteModerator: Debunking the Myths Behind MSG
CEO, Complete Culinary, LLC
Session: Culinary Demonstration: Umami Around the World
Historic Gastronomist & Author
Session: Chinese Restaurant Syndrome: Why Americans Fear MSG but Love Umami
Director, Umami Information CenterExecutive Fellow, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Session: Training Yourself to Identify Umami
Professor of Japanese History and Culture, Georgetown University
Session: History of Umami and its Journey Across the Globe
Food Historian & Writer
Session: Narrated exhibit on the history of MSG dating back to the 19th century
Senior Science Advisor, MSThe Glutamate Association
Session: What is Glutamate?
Food Science Writer
Host, The Sporkful Podcast
Health Communicator, Nutrition Edge Communications
Senior Research Fellow, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Director of Public Relations, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.