"Crazy good." This is a new phrase in our house used to describe almost everything - a game, a story, a movie, and most often food. Something has to be out-of-this-world amazing to be "crazy good" according to the boys. So when I made Andrew Zimmern's Matzoh Ball Soup for dinner tonight and both boys declared it to be so, I knew this was a keeper. Maybe it's the incredibly light yet flavorful matzo balls. Or the silky broth and sweet vegetables. Whatever it is, both boys had three helpings. We don't celebrate Passover (we're not Jewish), but will be making this soup every year - and all year round.
A person can taste sweet, sour, salty and bitter. And then there's umami. Yummy in Japanese, umami is a savory taste and is considered the fifth taste. Check in as I chronicle kid-tested recipes and my experience at some of the best eateries with two tots in tow.