We’ve partnered with Ajinomoto Co. Inc. to bring you our latest contest—your best umami-rich recipe. Read on for all the savory, delicious details.
It feels like just yesterday that we were telling you about our five favorite ways to dial-up umami—that rich, savory flavor that hovers somewhere between spellbinding and downright addictive—all thanks to our current contest.
From there, we went back to the test kitchen. We heard what you had to say. We tested (and re-tested) the top five ourselves, again, because science! (And deliciousness.) Now, we’ve narrowed it down to two finalists.
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They’re juicy. They’re meaty. They’re covered in melty cheese. Most importantly, they’re both umami-rich as all get-out.
That’s right! It’s a tale of two burgers. A head-to-head burger battle. A burger showdown, party of two. Turkey versus beef. Savory, buttery mushrooms versus a secret-sauce ketchup packed to the gills with flavor.
Give a big round of applause for our burger gurus mrslarkin and inpatskitchen. Then go check out the recipes (ahem, Labor Day cookouts) and head over to our contest page to vote! You have from now until September 8 at 12 PM EST to cast your click. Then, on September 9, we’ll shout the winner from the rooftops.
May the best burger win!
Thank you to everyone who participated. Please congratulate our finalists in the comments!
Ella Quittner is a a writer at Food52. She covers food, travel, wellness, lifestyle, home, novelty snacks, and internet-famous sandwiches. You can follow her on Instagram @equittner, or Twitter at @ellaquittner. She also develops recipes for Food52, and has a soft spot for all pasta, anything spicy, and salty chocolate things.