FASS in Action


Bring flavor and joy to your meals with a technique called “FASS”™, which stands for Fat, Acid, Salt and Sweet. When these four taste components are out of balance, food can taste bland or a little “off.” On the other hand, with a little practice, these same four components to bring out flavors hiding in the background. Each part of FASS has a special role: Fat is the flavor carrier. A pinch of sea salt will bring flavors out. A ¼ tsp of lemon juice will transform something flat and make it brighter. A few drops of maple syrup can round out flavors out and make them come together. Understanding FASS will elevate the flavor in almost every recipe!