Umami is derived from the Japanese word for deliciousness, and it is a distinct flavor dimension that can be found in various ingredients. The one notable element that epitomizes umami is miso, an ancient Japanese ingredient. It is a fermented paste, crafted through the alchemy of soybeans, salt, and a koji culture that unveils a depth of flavors that blend sweet, salty, and savory notes. Not satisfied with the sparse choices available in London, Bonnie Chung decided to bring back the familiar flavor back into her life by founding Miso Tasty, the UK’s first business selling authentic miso products. Her cookbook, by the same name, is a treasure trove of mouthwatering recipes that showcase the incredible depth and complexity of flavors that can be achieved with miso. Chung's passion for this traditional Japanese ingredient shines through as she guides readers through each recipe with detailed instructions and helpful tips. From soups and marinades to dressings and desserts, Miso Tasty offers a wide range of dishes suitable for all tastes and skill levels.
Read this book to know:
- The many nutritional and health properties of miso
- The probiotic microorganisms in miso which support gut health
- The ancestral culinary wisdom about the transformative power of fermentation