Daily Haiku / Senryu : Flavorful

umami flavor
taste named in 1908
whatever. yummy!
          haiku by M. Nakazato Lafreniere

Umami is now a word describing the taste meaty or savory.  Scientifically legitimized in the 1980s as the fifth taste, umami  stars such foods as tomatoes, mushrooms, parmesan and beans that have a rich meaty taste.  Oh, and MSG too.  So now you know why your mom used to sprinkle it on everything.

References:Umami, Wikipedia

What The Hell Is Umami, Anyway? by Julie R. Thomson, 12/22/2014, Huffpost

Umami 101, the 5th taste by Nick, 1/31/2012, Macheesmo: cooking with confidence

Buzzword: Umami, 3/2/2010, MacMillan Dictionary

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A few Umami books on Amazon, mostly cookbooks but one is on fementation … perks up


Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste

At Home with Umami: Home-cooked recipes unlocking the magic of super-savory deliciousness

Unravelling the Umami Taste (kindle only)

The Umami Factor: Full-Spectrum Fermentation for the 21st Century

I’ve been accepted as an Amazon affiliate.  Last month I got my first “buy”.  Haven’t gotten a second one yet.  Still I’m happy.  The first buy means they’ll review your site and officially accept you and I got accepted! Now, I’ll usually get a percentage if someone buys something by clicking a link — for books it’s 4.5%.  Amazon disclosure: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

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