Monday, December 17, 2007

Umami

Still recouping from the travel. Short and sweet today.

Love jeebus, but torture all of jeebus's creatures.

Huckabee Squashed Charges Against His Son For Stoning, Hanging Dog:

"Here’s the barebones story of how 18-year-old Mike Huckabee’s son, David, and 17-year-old Clayton Frady killed a dog when they were Boy Scouts, and got fired for it. From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 1998 (as quoted in DogBlog):"
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Getting our drank on:

SPEAKEASIES THEN AND NOW:

"Prohibition, during which the sale of alcohol was illegal, ran from 1920 to 1933, yet in San Francisco, where the thirsty, working-class populace refused to hop on the temperance wagon, spirits flowed in hotels, dance halls, coffee shops, clandestine rooms and underground tunnels."
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Umami, y'all

A New Taste Sensation:

"Americans are taught from an early age that there are four basic tastes -- sweet, salty, sour and bitter. But what describes the taste of chicken soup? To an increasing number of chefs and food-industry insiders, the answer is 'umami,' dubbed 'the fifth taste.' First identified by a Japanese scientist a century ago, umami has long been an obscure culinary concept. Hard to describe, it is usually defined as a meaty, savory, satisfying taste."
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3 comments:

binky said...

So that explains corn dogs and boiled peanuts!

davyproctorboy said...

What about deep-fried twinkies?

JPW said...

I'd say all of those foods fall under the blessed Umami. The word can also be used on a playground, i.e. "If you don't stop it, I'm going to go tell my Umami".