However, there is still controversy as to whether combination of these four primary tastes adequately describes all gustatory experiences.
There are two primary forms of chemoreceptors: gustatory and olfactory, which are responsible for the senses of taste and smell.
Hunger could have an effect on the tongue's taste receptors, or on how the brain perceives gustatory information.
Olfactory or smell nerve cells are stimulated by the odors around us, whereas gustatory or taste cells react to food and beverages.
The cafeteria should be a masterpiece of gustatory serenity - there is no reason to expect anything less.
That way you get the full-on olfactory experience of breakfast (which would get you out of bed), and you also get the full-on gustatory experience when you're drinking your coffee.
Imagery should involve as many of the five senses - auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory and kinesthetic - as possible.
And indeed, judging by the guest's drooling, lip-smacking and eye-rolling, he finds this Camembert something out of the world, beyond all his gustatory experience.
Fat and sweetening agents were eventually introduced to the mix, which may have compromised the dough's shelf life but certainly enhanced its gustatory appeal.
And of course, there were the dishes prepared within a 60-minute time limit - the gustatory works of art created looked every bit as appetizing as I imagine they tasted.