Super, savory umami

Umami is the "fifth taste," after salty, sweet, sour and bitter. It’s that deep, dark, meaty flavor that distinguishes miso, aged cheese, anchovies, and mushrooms, among other foods. Here we feature these four ingredients in recipes that pack a powerful umami punch — two vegan, two for omnivores. Their salty savory-ness will keep you coming back for one umami-rich bite after another. Why not make all four?