Believe it or not, there are several simple scientific sources you can convey within the kitchen. Improving your cooking skills is not only educational; it’s pretty fun! This easy recipe booklet we’ll walk you through five simple recipes introducing you to taste. So what is taste? The term taste actually refers to anything detected by the taste cells. These cells are located on the front and back of the tongue and on the sides, back, and roof of the mouth. The receptor cells, or taste buds, connect with molecules from the food or drink being consumed and transmit signals to the brain. The way our brains perceive these stimulants is what we relate to as taste. You will learn the five recognized primary tastes: salty, bitter, sweet, sour and umami.