The founder of the Umami Burger and 800 Degrees Pizza empires shows how to detonate flavor in beloved dishes using ordinary ingredients high in umami.
Why does everyone love burgers and pizza?
When Adam Fleischman investigated, he was intrigued to discover that both are rich in umami, a savory, meaty-tasting “fifth dimension” of taste.
This book will help you up your game in the kitchen with ingredients, flavor principles, and techniques that powerfully punch up flavor.
A self-taught cook who launched two successful restaurant empires based on the properties of umami, Fleischman shows how to build a pantry that will help you create great dishes, even if you’re a beginner, from simple Blender Gazpacho and Five-Minute Pork-Conquered Salad to the voluptuous Port and Stilton Burger and addictive Midnight Garlic Noodles—even a Mezcal Truffle Cocktail.
“An excellent collection…. Luscious visuals. The so-called fifth taste is elevated to star status in this mouth-watering debut.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“A wonderful cookbook.”—Seattle Book Review