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In Pursuit of Umami

cstout | Apr 5, 201311:13 AM     38

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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