Episode 135: Keeping Real Food Flavorful: Bitter, Salty, Sour, Sweet, Spicy and Umami

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Do you lack confidence in the kitchen or find yourself getting into a rut when trying to keep real food flavorful? Curious about the science and evolutionary mechanisms behind taste? Want to know the ins and outs of balancing flavor and what to do to “rescue” a dish that is too spicy, salty or sweet? Tune in to hear Ali and Becki break down the nerdy science and history behind taste perception and how balancing bitter, salty, sour and sweet can create a beautiful harmony in your dishes.

In this episode, Ali and Becki recap the magical Food As Medicine at the Farm event as well as this year’s PaleoFX conference in Austin. Learn about emerging trends in the paleo-sphere, how Ali championed real food keto at this year’s conference and hear about our favorite brands represented at the event and on the expo floor. Go deep into the nitty-gritty science of taste and learn how you can use real food ingredients to balance the flavor of literally any dish from salads to stir-fry to marinades and beyond. Hear Ali and Becki workshop simple recipes and get tips for optimizing flavor and nutrient density using bitter, salty, sweet, sour, spicy and umami as your guides!

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