Learn All About Umami the Flavor, Grill Up Some Delicious Shrimp & and Bake a Tasty Blueberry Pie

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If you’ve wondered about umami the flavor, what it is, what it tastes like, and how it was discovered take a read through Everything You Need to Know About Umami. It’s a deep dive that explores its rich history, the types of ingredients you find it in, and how to use it to make the food you cook taste even more delicious.

Describing what a specific flavor tastes like can be challenging, especially one that’s found in so many different ingredients and cuisines. That’s why we developed a simple Umami Taste Test. It’s an easy way to learn what umami tastes like and how it can be used to enhance a dish’s flavor. The tasting only takes around 15 minutes and is fun to do with a group of food curious friends.

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The consistency of the dish should be midway between a thick soup and a custard

After a scorching hot summer, we’re looking forward to some cooler weather and dishes that celebrate the fall harvest. One of our all-time favorites is Creamed Corn, thick and creamy, made with freshly harvested sweet corn it’s a dish that embodies everything good about fall. 

The corn is particularly good when it’s paired with something from the smoker, like our Smoked Chicken Quarters. Smoking the chicken at a low temperature infuses the chicken with flavor and gives it an almost warm buttery texture.

If you’re looking for a few dishes to make this weekend that are simple to cook, healthy to eat, and taste delicious try grilling up some Turkey Burgers and pairing them with Grilled Green Beans with Goat Cheese. The burgers use a touch of BBQ sauce to add flavor to the lean turkey meat while the green beans get their delicious flavor and a slight char from being cooked on the grill.

Blueberry Pie Whipped Cream
We love to serve the pie with some fresh whipped cream

A great way to finish the meal is with a Homemade Blueberry Pie that is all about highlighting the flavor of fresh blueberries and a touch of honey.

Thanks as always for reading and sharing Umami.  We greatly appreciate it!


Mark Hinds

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Umami Bites is Umami’s electronic newsletter. Each issue is filled with recipes, cooking tips, and ideas to help the curious cook explore the world of food. Check out our archives for past issues.

Mark is an experienced food writer, recipe developer, and photographer who is also Umami’s publisher and CEO. A passionate cook who loves to cook for friends, he can often be found in the kitchen or by the grill testing new recipes.

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