Clockwise from top left: Shallots, red bell pepper, fennel, sweet potato, butterball potato, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, carrots, blue sweet potato, rutabaga. Roasted vegetables are the umami of the plant world. Their depth of flavor is without compare. The browning (maillard effect) is how you develop the umami, caramelizing the natural sugars in the vegetables….
The World Curries class this week at my cooking school provided the ingredients and inspiration for this cup-o-noodles. The cilantro had turned to black mush. How does it do that so quickly – it’s the worst. The exotic garlic chive flowers remained in excellent condition, happily soaking up water in a vase in the fridge….