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Balancing Flavours for the Perfect Recipe!

What are dishes if you are not able to feel and taste a particular flavour? Simply put, meaningless. Even if you prefer intensity of a flavour, nonetheless achieving balance is essential for the perfect recipe. So how do you get started?

Getting equal proportions in a meal is the starting point for perfect taste. Sweet, bitter, sour, there are so many choose from and replenish your taste buds! For each flavour, there are a few relevant ingredients that can you help you achieve just that right taste. Basically, we can think of flavours being divided into six types:


  • Sour
  • Bitter
  • Spicy
  • Salty
  • Sweet
  • Umami

Since these are exactly six basic flavours, we can refer to them as the flavour 'hex'. The ingredients required to achieve these flavours in any recipe are very basic. These include some basic vegetables, fruits and dairy products like milk and cheese. The infographic below introduces you as to how these flavours either enhance or balance each other, and the ingredients with which you can achieve each.


Balancing Flavours for the Perfect Recipe!

Infographic by: CuisineVault

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Balancing Flavours for the Perfect Recipe! #Infographic

Balancing Flavours for the Perfect Recipe!

What are dishes if you are not able to feel and taste a particular flavour? Simply put, meaningless. Even if you prefer intensity of a flavour, nonetheless achieving balance is essential for the perfect recipe. So how do you get started?

Getting equal proportions in a meal is the starting point for perfect taste. Sweet, bitter, sour, there are so many choose from and replenish your taste buds! For each flavour, there are a few relevant ingredients that can you help you achieve just that right taste. Basically, we can think of flavours being divided into six types:


  • Sour
  • Bitter
  • Spicy
  • Salty
  • Sweet
  • Umami

Since these are exactly six basic flavours, we can refer to them as the flavour 'hex'. The ingredients required to achieve these flavours in any recipe are very basic. These include some basic vegetables, fruits and dairy products like milk and cheese. The infographic below introduces you as to how these flavours either enhance or balance each other, and the ingredients with which you can achieve each.


Balancing Flavours for the Perfect Recipe!

Infographic by: CuisineVault

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