Basics

  • Killer White Rice

    This white rice recipe adds a couple of twists to create a killer white rice that has great flavor and texture and helps avoid people's biggest complaint that white rice is boring and bland.

  • Homemade turkey stock

    One of the best ways to use a leftover turkey is to make homemade turkey stock.  Making your own stock lets you get everything you can from the turkey and helps improve the flavor of soups and stews.

  • Pie crust dough coming together

    All it takes to make a delicious pie crust is knowing what to look for during mixing. This pie crust recipe is easy to make and works great for pies, quiches, and galettes. 

  • Everyday tomato sauce

    This versatile tomato sauce recipe takes around 30 minutes to make and is a great starting place for pizza and pasta dishes.

  • There's a reason why burgers are an American classic

    A few things make a big difference between a tasty simple burger and a pile of charred meat. For better burgers make sure to season your burger, have the right thickness for your patty, know how to grill, and butter your bun.

     

  • The cloves in roasted garlic have a beautiful gold color

    Roasting garlic is simple to do, is a great way to make dishes you already know better, and is an easy way to elevate your cooking.

  • The garlic thought practicing their pyramid routine would help them get ready for the test

    Roasted garlic is one of the simplest ways to make a dish you already know more interesting.  There is something magical that happens when you roast garlic that concentrates garlic’s flavors, while adding a slight bit of sweetness, and reducing raw garlic’s pungent bite.

  • Roasted bison hanger steak with savory bread pudding

    Over the last twenty-five years there has been a lot more interest in bison or buffalo meat, unfortunately for most people their experience doesn’t go much beyond bison burgers.  Come along with us as we try out a variety of cuts and learn more about this most American of animals.

  • Timing is everything

    There are certain dishes when you’re learning to cook that are important because they teach you something fundamental.  It might be a new technique, a completely unique way to use an ingredient, or something as simple timing.

  • Raspberry Hot Tub

    Canning can be scary, see how I learned a lot about canning and got over my irrational fear of poisoning my future self.

  • Shrimp cocktail with Hawaiian sea salt

    I’m a huge fan of really good shrimp cocktail, although I will freely admit to eating lots of mediocre shrimp cocktail at parties and events, mostly because its there.  What I wanted to find was a simple way to make sure the shrimp stayed tender.

Stories

Geese flying in formation
Daniel Swenson-Klatt | October 14, 2016

The V formation itself is a thing of beauty.  I understand that on long journeys one person cannot be expected to carry the full weight and responsibility.  When it is shared, the burden is lighter, the investment is deeper, and there is a benefit to having a range of experience to draw upon. 

Recipes

Highlights from Umami's 2016
Mark Hinds | January 5, 2017

Here’s a quick rundown of the most delicious food we ate and interesting places we went during this past year.  

Drinks

Food

Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie
Mark Hinds | January 14, 2017

Strawberry raspberry smoothies are a great way to start the morning.  This healthy breakfast recipe uses strawberries, raspberries, and greek yogurt to create a thick, delicious smoothie packed with great stuff to get you going.