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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Here is yesterday's recap of the first lecture at the third annual Science and Food lecture series held at UCLA on April 23, starring Ole Mouritsen and Morihiro Onodera (formerly of Mori Sushi). Both discussed the effects of umami on sushi, and how sushi utilizes a variety of ingredients to create a synergy of umami through glutamate and nucleotide-rich flavors. [-E-]