I was told umami means delicious or yummy in Japanese. This word has always fascinated me, so ephemeral & elusive, not just a yummy or delicious sensation, by any means.
How have you captured umami lately?
Was it a fresh herb that exploded with flavor in a simple sauce?
Was it the experience of watching someone as they ate your meal with serious pleasure on their face?
Was it a new recipe that called for ingredients you had never cooked with & found that you wanted to eat that food for the rest of your life?
Was it reading a cookbook & mentally tasting the recipes & experiencing the rituals of bringing that recipe to life in your kitchen?
Won't you join in & tell us exactly what umami means to you?
Can't help saying this - have you had your umami today??
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