$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Prepared Food at Centennial Market ($20 Value)

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Shoppers fill pantries with drinks, produce, and coffee from producers such as Mohawk Meat, Two Vine Wines, and Bread Stop baked goods

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must redeem full value of each voucher per visit. Must call ahead to order Specialty Dishes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $12 for two Groupons, each good for $10 toward prepared food, to be used on two separate visits at Centennial Market ($20 value)

Four Things to Know About The Five Tastes

The five recognized tastes are sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and umami (savory). But, that’s not all there is to the story. Read on to learn more about taste, and how ideas about it are still evolving.

1. Your tongue isn’t divided into sections by taste. This was long thought to be the case, but in truth different taste receptors intermingle all over the tongue. It’s not hard to see why scientists previously thought this, though. Some areas are more sensitive to certain tastes than others: the sides of the tongue are the most attuned areas to all tastes, while the back of the tongue is most sensitive to bitter tastes.

2. Umami was accepted as the fifth taste in 2002, more than 100 years after it was identified by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda. Meaning roughly “delicious” in Japanese, umami became fully accepted as one of the foundational tastes after it was proven that our tongues have taste receptors for L-glutamate, an amino acid responsible for the umami effect. Umami is often described as savory or meaty, and is most present in high-flavor foods such as ripe tomatoes, cheese, and anchovies. It’s also why MSG—monosodium glutamate—is so potent in ramping up flavor.

3. There might be more than five tastes. Scientists are still looking into whether the mouth has specific taste receptors for other substances, such as fat, calcium, and metals. Spiciness, however, definitely isn’t a taste: it’s processed in the brain not by taste buds, but by pain receptors.

4. Your sense of taste keeps you safe. Taste buds in the mouth come to the rescue by sending the brain a cue when a food is poisonous or rotten, preventing you from swallowing it or storing it in your cheek pouches.

Customer Reviews

The food was prepared fresh with no skimping on lamb meat, vegetables or sauce. Flavorful and good tasting. Owner is very nice and friendly. Bonus tip: Turkish coffee is fantastic and made right there.
Anna F. · December 28, 2016
very patient and helpful. great food at a insanely good price. cool storefront. We will be going back! thanks for the heads up on a great new place to eat groupon!
Jason A. · September 23, 2016
The food was very good. The wait staff was nice and friendly. The market itself was an interesting place to browse while the food was cooking - it was a real experience. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
Robin H. · August 16, 2016
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    651 West Centennial Boulevard

    Springfield, OR 97477

    +15417447155

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