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  • interj. An expression used to indicate delight in regard to a certain food's flavor


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  • It won't be the prettiest stuff in the world, but yum is it good.

    A Kheema And A Chutney

  • LOL....and that indonesian dish..all that food..the riistaffel i think its called yum :

    Off to Amsterdam

  • Compare, for instance, this sentence from Diego Collado's Ars Grammaticae Iaponicae Linguae, a grammar of Japanese written in Latin yum! in 1632: CHINESE 'JEW.'

  • It's called yum, an acronym that will become no clearer when I tell you it stands for Yellow Dog Updater, Modified.

    The Register

  • If you're a foodie and you get off on seeing every permutation of food and cooking -- mixing, boiling, filleting, spicing, people saying "yum" every ten minutes -- definitely see this movie.

    Printing: Why "Julie & Julia" Stinks

  • And I began working on a list of criteria for judgment: something a little more refined than my normal "yum" scale.

    Laura Dave: In Search of America's Best Red Velvet Cake

  • Sadly, for me, their answers were so wide and varied as to what was most essential to an ideal Red Velvet, I began longing for the "yum" scale.

    Laura Dave: In Search of America's Best Red Velvet Cake

  • In addition to sweet, salty, sour, and bitter we have umami--a savory taste intensifier that is the un-namable thing in many foods that makes us say "yum" and go back for seconds.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • And that's another "yum" that you can hear coming from this corner.

    Kiwi-Strawberry Muffins

  • Thanks for the recipe itself must go to Jasmine, who worked hard doing the testing and the tweaking, and only needed me to step in every so often and say 'yum'.

    Daring Bakers: Bakewell Tart


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