umami was our Word of the Day on 11/09/2015. Hear the podcast!
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Recent Examples of umami from the Web
The miso pizza, one of my favorites, puts onions and mushrooms on a base of red miso instead of tomato sauce, finding a different way to deliver pizza's defining punch of savory umami even without cheese.
Fresh kombu seaweed — a flavorful, oceanic overlay that imparts umami and important minerals such as iron and calcium to the broth — was foraged that morning from Carmet Beach, also in Bodega.
Certain ingredients like sherry and celery bitters complement the oysters’ natural umami-like qualities, Rainey said.
This kitchen is going for a little fun, with spiked tastes and plenty of umami.
Cooking sites discuss ways to enhance umami with mushrooms and tomato paste.
Two anchovy fillets offer salt and a rumor of umami.
When to add more umami: If a savory dish needs more intensity.
The noodles are always fresh and the dashi is always dense with umami.
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Did You Know?
A Japanese scientist was the first to discover the savory taste of the amino acid glutamic acid, which was found to occur in soup stocks made with seaweed. This fifth basic taste - alongside sweet, sour, salty, and bitter - was named umami, meaning "savoriness" in Japanese. Umami can be experienced in foods such as mushrooms, anchovies, and mature cheeses, as well as in foods enhanced with monosodium glutamate, or MSG, a sodium salt derived from glutamic acid.
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