Umami Year In Review

    Umami’s Most Popular Stories and Recipes in 2015

    As we finish up 2015, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the most popular stories and recipes on Umami during the past year.

    Dashi and dried shiitake mushrooms

    Discovering Umami – A History of the Fifth Flavor

    The history of umami, what it is, where it comes from, what it tastes like, and how Umami was discovered is a fascinating journey wrapped up in culture and chemistry.

    Community garden outside of Butter

    Walking the Green Path: A Story Told by Plants

    By reconnecting to the land and its stories we become more aware of what it provides for us and by appreciating native foods we honor those who lived here before us.

    Rebirth of soil

    Walking the Green Path: Growth Beneath the Surface

    I’ve been aching for something that could feed my soul and give me the fuel I need to carry on in a business that at most times is all-consuming and in a world that has been particularly cruel and hate-filled.

    Pepper Jack Polenta with Anaheim Peppers

    Pepper Jack Polenta with Anaheim Peppers

    This creamy polenta has a nice bite from the Anaheim peppers and pepper jack cheese that goes really well with BBQ and other strong flavored main dishes.

    Sweet Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

    Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup Sweet Potatoes with Andouille Sausage

    This sweet potato recipe gets its sweetness from the maple syrup that is balanced by the spiciness of the andouille sausage.

    Taco Salad

    Taco Salad

    With a sweet and spicy dressing, chunks of cheddar cheese, and crunchy chips this taco salad recipe is all about summer picnics and neighborhood potlucks.

    Roasted Butternut Squash with Barley and Cheddar

    Roasted Butternut Squash with Barley and Cheddar

    This butternut squash recipe incorporates barley, a healthy whole grain, with cheddar, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a warm and tasty vegetarian dish.

    Homemade Turkey Stock

    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.

    5.01.2017.spring Trail Walk Wilderness

    Walking the Green Path: Theory and Practice

    When we stopped taking tips at Butter we needed to have some time to settle into this new reality and see how good our theories were about what would happen.

    Greek Salad

    Greek Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    Serving a Greek salad with lemon vinaigrette is a great way to highlight summer vegetables at their peak. This salad has enough going on that it can be served by itself as a lunch or as a main course for…

    Secret to Perfect Banana Cream Pie

    The Science Behind Custards and Whipped Cream is the Secret to Making a Perfect Banana Cream Pie

    To find out how the same cup of cream can become an airy whipped cream or a silky custard you need to dive into the science behind what it takes to make a perfect banana cream pie.

    Smoking Pork Ribs

    We Unveil our Brand New Website, Smoke Some Tender Pork Ribs, and Munch on a Few Crispy Chicken Wings

    In this Umami Bites We Unveil our Brand New Website, Smoke Some Tender Pork Ribs, and Munch on a Few Crispy Chicken Wings

    Simple syrup

    Simple Syrup

    Simple syrup is a staple ingredient in many cocktail recipes and is worth keeping on hand if you like mixing cocktails at home.

    Great Summer Gazpacho

    What I Love About Gazpacho

    A challenge for me can be making sure I’m eating enough healthy vegetables, which is why I love keeping a batch of fresh gazpacho on hand.