The Book of Miso

The Book of Miso

by William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi
     
 

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Truly delicious and a highly nutritious natural source of protein, miso is an inexpensive, all-purpose seasoning that is low in calories and cholesterol-free. Available in a variety of warm, earthy colors, each with its own distinctive flavor and aroma, miso can be used:
— like bouillon or stock in soups and stews
— in dips and dressings

Overview

Truly delicious and a highly nutritious natural source of protein, miso is an inexpensive, all-purpose seasoning that is low in calories and cholesterol-free. Available in a variety of warm, earthy colors, each with its own distinctive flavor and aroma, miso can be used:
— like bouillon or stock in soups and stews
— in dips and dressings
— like cheese in casseroles and spreads
— as a topping for grains, vegetables, or open-faced sandwiches.

Here is a complete introduction to miso cookery with more than 400 tempting recipes
— A list of places to purchase miso in the United States
— Easy-to-follow instructions for making it at home
— And an optimistic statement of the vital nutritional role miso can play for all humankind in the protein-short years ahead.

A basic staple of every Chinese and Japanese kitchen, miso is an inspiration to creative cookery, a miraculous addition to the American menu, and a food for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345291073
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/12/1981
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.92(h) x 1.26(d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM SHURTLEFF and AKIKO AOYAGI spent their formative years on opposite sides of the Pacific, in California and Tokyo respectively. Bill and Akiko began collaborating in 1972, doing research and writing books about soyfoods. They worked together for six years in East Asia, mainly in Japan, studying with top soyfoods researchers, manufacturers, nutritionists, historians, and cooks. William is currently the director of the Soyfoods Center, which he and Akiko founded in 1976, and lives in Lafayette, California. A freelance illustrator and graphic designer, Akiko lives and owns her own art business in Walnut Creek, California.

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