Thursday, April 21, 2011

Umami, Food Grade Lavender and Fried Green Tomatoes

Colleen says (about Goya's Con Azafran): The flavor you are probably liking in the soup is umami - which is the fifth flavor beyond sweet, salty, bitter and sour. MSG is just salt and glutamates and glutamates are the chemical basis of umami. Also found in mushrooms, fish sauce, Parmesan cheese and other foods. You might be able to achieve similar flavor profile by adding grated Parmesan or pureed mushrooms, or some other umami food.

AJP says:   Just tried a new Moroccan chicken recipe from Martha Stewart's Whole Living website. It was good, but not spicy enough. I also went to Penzey's and got some amazing new spices. They had food grade lavender, and I found if you throw a few buds into your salad, it makes an amazing taste addition. Try it!

Sarah has left a new comment on your post "Good Eats: Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse":
Try the fried green tomatoes... Yum!

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