Ole G. Mouritsen is professor of gastrophysics and culinary innovation at the University of Denmark and director of the Danish national taste centre Taste for Life. His research is in basic science and its practical applications to biotechnology, biomedicine, gastrophysics and gastronomy. He is also an elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences and president of the Danish Gastronomical Academy. Winner of many prestigious science and scientific communication awards, he cooks and deepens his knowledge of gastronomy in his free time. Currently he works on projects involving the gastrophysics of umami, foods from seaweeds and cephalopods, as well vegetables.