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It has long been believed that we have four taste receptors on the tongue. Salty, sweet, bitter and sour were the ones we all learned about in grade school. You may have heard though that recently a fifth term has been added to describe what can be perceived by the human palate. It's called umami, derived from the Japanese word for "deliciousness." Items like cheese, tomatoes, truffles and mushrooms exhibit the taste sensation of umami more readily than the traditional salty, sweet, bitter or sour. All of this may be a bit abstract without tasting foods that fall into this flavor category for yourself. To do so, you can find a number of great recipes at the Umami Information Center. (Just the existence of such an organization is proof enough that it's a slightly more complex flavor than its commonplace cousins. I mean, you're not likely to find a "Salty Information Center.") And we'd be remiss if we didn't offer up an umami recipe of our own for you to cook up in your TurboChef Speedcook Oven. Again, this one is courtesy of Chef Seeger: Risotto with Wild Mushrooms Conventional Time: 35 minutes TurboChef Time: 12 minutes Servings: 6 6 ounces (3 cups) mushrooms (chanterelle, baby bellas, shitake) 4 1/2 cups (1100 ml) low-salt chicken broth 1/4 cup dry white wine 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) risotto 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided use 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided use 1/4 cup minced shallots 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 4” sprig fresh rosemary 1 4” sprig fresh thyme 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 3 tablespoons mascarpone Fine sea salt White pepper Select Bake > Prepared Foods > Casserole > Fresh> Rice (uncooked) > 1 quart. Press “Start” to begin preheat cycle. 1. Clean the mushrooms with a dry...
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