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Dashi and Umami: The Heart of Japanese Cuisine

Japanese cuisine is appreciated worldwide for its healthiness and its beauty in both appearance and flavour. The characteristic ‘savoury-ness’ (umami) is achieved despite minimum use of oil, salt and flavourings. Dashi (‘stock’) and the resulting umami are said to be the reason Japanese-cuisine is special. But what are they? How do they work? And why? This beautifully illustrated …

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