Shredded Chicken With Spices

    Shredded Chicken Recipe

    This shredded chicken recipe is a versatile base that can be used to make enchiladas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more. Cooking the chicken on a low simmer with the chilies helps make sure that every bite of chicken is plump,…

    Grilled Ribeye Seak

    Perfectly Grilled Ribeye Steak

    What makes this grilled ribeye steak recipe so delicious is how the tender, well-marbled cut, absorbs the flavors from the rosemary and garlic along with the heat and smoke from the grill.

    Buttermilk Pancakes with Maple Syrup

    Buttermilk Pancakes

    Buttermilk pancakes with warm maple syrup are a great way to start the morning. This pancake recipe creates light golden-brown pancakes with a hint of cinnamon.

    Timing is everything

    Learning Life Lessons from Making Jambalaya

    When you’re learning to cook certain dishes are important because they teach you something fundamental. It might be a new technique, a unique ingredient, or something as simple timing.

    Roasted bison hanger steak with savory bread pudding

    Thinking About Buffalo as an Ingredient

    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 buffalo burgers. Come along with us as we try out a variety of…

    The FDA ban will take place in 2018

    FDA Bans Trans Fat, What Will Happen to America’s Favorite Foods?

    What does the FDA’s (Food and Drug Administration) ruling that artificial trans fat is not generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in human food mean for what we eat?

    Cloud Gate

    Figuring Out What to Do in Chicago’s Loop

    There’s so much to see and do in Chicago’s Loop; there’s no way you’re going to do everything. So whether you’re going to Chicago to eat, check out the nightlife, see a show, shop on the Miracle Mile, or just…

    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.

    Holiday Dinner

    How to Get Through the Holidays Without Talking About the Election

    Having just finished one of the most contentious presidential elections in American history, lots of people are going to be coming down with something to avoid spending the holidays talking about politics. So how do we get through the holidays…

    Smokehouse Chili

    Smokehouse Chili

    This chili recipe uses a smoker and spices to help develop a deep smoky flavor and great texture in every bite.

    German style potato salad with bacon two ways

    German Style Potato Salad with Bacon Two Ways

    This tangy German style potato salad is great served warm or cold and uses bacon two different ways to add flavor and crunch.

    Smoked Grits with Gouda

    Grits with Smoked Gouda

    These creamy grits were born for good BBQ. The smoked gouda, paprika, and hickory smoked salt give this grits recipe a rich, zesty flavor that compliments BBQ, rather than gets lost in the woods like most grits.

    Orzo, Chickpea, and Tahini Salad

    Orzo, Chickpea, and Tahini Salad

    This Orzo, Chickpea, and Tahini Salad recipe combines crisp vegetables with a touch of heat from the harissa. The recipe makes a vegetarian dinner for one or two with a few leftovers.