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Sandstone arch at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Mark Hinds | August 12, 2016

Rising hundreds of feet above Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers visitors a chance to see towering arches carved from sandstone, waterfalls, and lighthouses. 

Stories

Recipes

Grilled mushrooms are a great addition to summer meals
Mark Hinds | August 2, 2016

What makes this grilled mushrooms recipe so delicious is how the lemon juice adds a hint of acid, brightening up the mushrooms, and how the olive oil helps the fresh rosemary and thyme stick to the mushrooms as they're grilled.

Stuff

Alex Gibney and Michael Pollan
Mark Hinds | March 1, 2016

Cooked, a new documentary by Michael Pollan and Alex Gibney on Netflix, is a beautifully filmed series about the role cooking plays in what makes us human.  If you’re interested in seeing a show about food where you actually learn something new and are entertained Cooked is worth watching

Drinks

Cucumber Lemonade
Mark Hinds | August 27, 2016

There’s a lot worth eating at the Minnesota State Fair that doesn’t come on-a-stick. Check out all of Umami’s recommendations for finding everything worth eating and drinking at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

Food

Mountain Berry Crisp
Mark Hinds | August 23, 2016

Mountain Berry Crisp brings strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries together to create a scrumptious dessert that shows off fresh summer berries.