Umami


I may or may not watch a lot of The Food Network, and today I forgot to fast forward through some commercials and I heard two ads for ‘umami the new taste.’  Commercials for a flavor?  I remember hearing the word on the Top Chef challenge last week, but that was the first time I heard it.  Am I late to the party?  Has everyone known about umami for awhile and I’m just learning?  Or is umami an advertising ploy to give a name to a taste that has been around for awhile?

In honor of the umami commercials, Dan made us some Mushroom pizza.  The same pizza I was sad to miss last week.So
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So, this is umami?  I really like umami, it may be my favorite taste!  This pizza was super easy, just take. Brush the dough with olive oil and bake at 425 for 15 minutes.  Add some mozzarella cheese and the mushrooms from the mushroom risotto and place them on top of crust and bake it for 12 minutes. (Still at 425) Presto Chango Dinner!

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For dinner, Dan made pumpkin leek soup.  From a whole pumpkin!  It was fun seeing him figure out how to cook it!
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Yay for fun fall flavors!  And boo for the end of my weekend.  Back to work I go tomorrow.

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