I’m reading a book called Taste What You’re Missing; The Passionate Eater’s Guide to Why Food Tastes So Good. The book is long, and I’m probably only 1/4th of the way into it, but I’ve already learned so much. I’ll dedicate an entire post on it one of these days, because it’s that good, and fascinating. I’ve come to the conclusion that I am slightly addicted to one taste; umami, or “savory” (if you love mushrooms and nutritional yeast, you may be too). Here I thought it might be sweet or even bitter tastes I loved most (I enjoy bitter pale ales, very much, and I could literally eat buttercream frosting all day long) but no, it’s umami. This pizza recipe called for two sources umami; parmesan and crimini mushrooms. I sometimes find Clean Eating Magazine’s recipes to be too “clean” for my liking, so I jazz them up a bit (yes, it’s true, sometimes they are too bland for me, what can I say?!). In this case I added more umami taste to enhance the flavor, in the form of extra mushrooms (that’s clean….right?) and parmesan (ok, more cheese probably isn’t the most healthy idea, but to be fair this recipe called for 1 Tablespoon, ONE TBSP!!! Yes, you read that right. That’s absurd. Who wouldn’t add more?!)
|Estimated Nutrition Facts for 1/4th of pizza
What are your plans for the Fourth of July? My parents are having a party, of sorts, so of course Nick and I are going to be crashing it. Why not, right? They live really close to the local fireworks so we’ll get to walk down the road and watch the beauty in the sky. I just hope it doesn’t rain all day. That would be a serious bummmmmmmmer. Happy Birthday America!