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Items Related To Tag 'flavors'

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    • Liz Kitchens
      What Flavor of the Week is Your Favorite?

      Have you ever given any thought to what the days of the week feel like? The seasons of the year have very distinct flavors. The crisp cool days of fall as the quality of the light changes and the days grow shorter. The smell of fireplace smoke permeating the air; it’s dark by 5:30 as we shrug into our flannel PJs in the winter. The smell of rain and fresh flowers as the daylight begins...

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    • Baked Potato
      Savor the Fifth Flavor

      What makes a baked potato so much better than a raw one? It's umami, the fifth sense that describes savory flavors. Growing Bolder food and wine guru Mark Rodriguez explains how the Japanese have been talking about this fifth flavor for 100 years.

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    • Dinner, Meal
      Spicy Seniors

      Like it hot? More and more restaurants are catering to baby boomers' spicy palates.


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      Discover the Spice of Life

      Growing Bolder guru Mark Rodriguez has been cooking without butter for 25 years. He shares his secrets for unlocking flavors in your favorite dishes without the fat. In his latest blog, he explains his rule of 3 for flavors. Read on!

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      Tis the Season(ings)

      Growing Bolder Guru Mark Rodriguez is back to introduce you to one of the world's top flavor experts. Get to know the man the entire food business is talking about before the rest of the world discovers his name.

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    • Mark Rodriguez
      With Apologies to Paul Giamatti, these Merlots are not going Sideways.

      It's the regular suspects at the Thursday Tasting Group, and we're tasting Merlots. We know the rap...Merlot has become a bad word in the wine business. A novice entry level wine. Over-produced. Wimpy. Red Wine for girls. The Apple-tini of the Napa Valley set. These have become fables now. Sometimes legend. When one of my favorite actors, Paul Giamatti, trashes the wine in the movie 'Sideways',...

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    • Mark Rodriguez
      The Shoo Fly, Laughing Magpie, Hermit Crab and the Dead Arm

      I walk into a tasting with the usual suspects at our Thursday Wine Group. This is a search to find great wines at great prices that are from small, cool and groovy vineyards to serve at several great restaurants in Orlando. This is the industrial panel...no swallowing, no verbal opinions ( til the end), wines are all tasted blind so we can't see who the producers are....We went through 50+ wines...

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    • Mark Rodriguez
      The Fifth Taste

      I asked the group in the last blog if anyone knew what the fifth flavor was....As you may remember, the first four are sour, sweet, salty and bitter. The Fifth taste ( not to be confused with the Fifth Element, a movie with Bruce Willis) is called Umami. I learned about this from my good friend Tim Hanni, a Master of Wine and a Master Sommelier ( I think there are only two or three in the...

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    • Mark Rodriguez
      Tis the Season (ings)

      Happy Friday, boys and girls.... Yes, I am going to write about the top 10 wines you've never heard, but that will follow this non commercial info-blurb about a buddy of mine... If you saw the previous blog on Umami ( the fifth taste), you may have noticed a little mention of my friend, Tim Hanni. Tim is a Master Sommelier, Master of Wine, Pretty good guitarist, lucky in love ( married the...

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    • Mark Rodriguez
      Spice of Life

      Have you ever noticed the first four letters of the word Butter? It' s not a coincidence. It's Karma. I know, I know. Butter tastes good. In fact, the old saying goes something like: "Name the 3 most important things in French Cuisine." The answer is... Butter, Butter and Butter. I'm not saying that butter isn't good in moderation. Everything (albeit me getting caught looking at pretty girls when...

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