Healthy Flavors of Asia: Exploring Ingredients and Flavor Dynamics

flavors of Asia

Asia encompasses a large geographic area, and food and flavor profiles vary widely across the diversity of Asian countries and regions. The food of each country differs based not only on availability of ingredients, but has been honed by environment, culture, tradition, history, philosophy and religion

Dashi All The Way

Miso soup with dashi

The practice of using dashi in American cuisine is trending towards mainstream because of its association with umami – the fifth basic taste most often described as savory. Dashi is the ingredient you can add to a recipe to get that extra oomph. It’s essentially a simple stock used as the base ingredient in many Japanese dishes

Asian Food is Calling My Name. How About You?

asian food

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like, or even love, Asian cuisine. Of all kinds. Whether it’s Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Vietnamese dishes (among others), foods from these regions of the world are packed with flavor that is strikingly different from any other

Umami Recipe: Deep Dish Italian Sausage and Mushroom Pizza

Deep dish pizza umami taste

If there is one popular dish that screams umami flavor, it’s a pizza loaded with umami-rich mushrooms, cheese, tomato sauce and meat. This homemade pizza is quite simple and can be tailored to your specific taste

Umami is a Huge Buzzword Worldwide

group selfie while eating

Move over, trends such as “selfie” “snapchat” and “twerking.” “Umami” is here to stay. Amidst the whirlwind of buzz surrounding the latest social media revelations and pop culture… err, let’s call it “phenomenon” — the culinary trend surrounding umami