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A little olive as flavor enhancer

All of the items you mention, including olives, add umami. They are high in glutamates. Every culture's cuisine has glutamate boosting ingredients. It really doesn't take much, and is often an ...
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Dark sauce for beef with broccoli too sweet

Typical recipes I can find for beef and broccoli in a dark sauce with sugar also include soy sauce and usually oyster sauce. I'd make a batch of similar sauce omitting the sugar entirely. If your ...
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Avoiding clumps in cacio e pepe?

I think the key here is heat. The cheese clumps when it too hot, and the key of this recipe is temperature control, that is why you have to grate the cheese as finely as possible. Tips: Take the pan ...
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A little olive as flavor enhancer

Unlike the other ingredients that you mention, olives don’t break down to disappear. Instead, they’re often added at the end of slow cooked dishes. In some cases they might be diced up into an ‘olive ...
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