Milk Bar Bakery | The New York Times – June 30, 2014

“Malt is like a sweet version of umami, the so-called fifth flavor that pops up in ingredients like soy, mushrooms and monosodium glutamate. Just as umami makes savory flavors come alive, malt does the same for sweet. It’s an old-fashioned flavor, a bit tough to describe, but a little nutty, buttery, even earthy.” (read more)

(Dan Saltzstein + Hiroko Masuike / The New York Times / June 30, 2014)