Appreciating the flavors of life
Jessica Wernes, Dewdrop Photography

For Carolyn Cope ’98, the Japanese word umami describes when everyday flavors combine to create a dish greater than its parts. On her lifestyle blog, Cope finds umami not just in food, but also in books and travel.

On visiting Paris with children: “Half of us preferred playing ‘school’ in the hotel room to setting foot along the Seine. The other half hadn’t learned yet that the key to traveling with kids is to show up with zero expectations.