SWEET POTATO

First, let me say I just finished eating the most amazing sweet potato and hazelnut pancakes. I will include the recipe at the end of this post.

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CATSUP (ketchup)

Savory, sweet, salty, earthy, in short, very umami; a good catsup seems to hit all the flavor notes in the palate.

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TALEGGIO

taleggioSavory and decadently umami, taleggio is another favorite cheese that I only get to enjoy occasionally.

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BRINKWORTH BLUE CHEESE

Today’s flavor comes straight from the Stroud Farmer’s Market and Hill End Farm in Brinkworth. 

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CURRANTS

Currants are chewy and slightly sweet with a hint of sour. They are often mistaken for raisins and although they are also a type of dried grape, they are different from the typical raisin.

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SUMAC

Smoky and slightly astringent with hints of citrus and earthiness; sumac hints of exotic ports or cigars bars with sultry music or if too much is used, furniture polish.

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