Experimenting With Umami Dust

So I am headed to a cookout/party for the NFL opening weekend this Sunday, and I need a good recipe for food to take over…any suggestions?

I tried making buffalo burgers with a side of kale chips the other nite with this recipe combining umami dust and smashburgers (although I substituted parm cheese for the bonito flakes).  It was kind of amazing as the umami dust tasted like poo just plain but amazing when combined with the burger….was thinking of some sous vide ribs or something but nothing decided as of yet.

And for you office pick’em leagues, here is a post from last year:  I’ve used a simple betting strategy to win our office NFL pool most weeks.   It simply fades the consensus picks.  Online books and betting websites have been publishing this data since the early ’00s, and now it looks like there is some empirical evidence that backs up this supposition from the website Sports Insight.  Now, these %ages will not help you in Vegas (you need to win roughly 55% of the time to overcome the vig) but they may help give you an edge in your office pool.  Note that since your competitors are likely following the consensus, any win will likely distance you from the rest of the field as well creating an outlier that should help to separate points from the pack.

The website lets you download the data (for a $) so you can run your own quant analysis.  Report back with any interesting findings!