The Miso Book

The Miso Book

The Art of Cooking With Miso

Book - 2004
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For centuries, the preparation of miso has been considered an art form in Japan. Through a time-honored process, soybeans and grains are transformed into thiswondrous food, which is both a flavorful addition to a variety of dishes and a powerful medicinal. Scientific research has supported miso's use as an effective therapeutic aid in the prevention and treatment of a range of disorders. Part One of this guide begins with miso basics--its types and uses. A chapter called "Miso Medicine" then details this superfood's healing properties and role in maintaining good health. Easy directions for making miso at home are also found in Part One. Then Part Two presents over 140 healthy recipes in which miso is used in dips, spreads, soups, and much more. Whether you are in search of healthful foods or you simply want a delicious new take on old favorites, The Miso Book may be just what the doctor ordered.

Publisher: Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, c2004.
ISBN: 9780757000287
0757000282
Branch Call Number: 641.65655 Belleme 2004
Characteristics: vi, 182 p.;,23cm.
Additional Contributors: Belleme, Jan

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Jul 15, 2015

This is a great book. You learn so much about miso and its health-supporting qualities -- and even how to make it yourself if you want to.

There are also plenty of recipes, so that you get a really good idea of many ways to use this Japanese food which was credited for helping so many Japanese overcome radiation sickness after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (NOTE: The book does not mention Hiroshima or Nagasaki; that's just me.)

I liked this book so much I literally did not want to ever return it to the library -- so I bit the bullet and bought a copy for myself.

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