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Konbu/Kombu Dashi

In preparation to start cooking from Nobu’s Vegetarian Cookbook, I thought I’d go back to basics.  One of the things I noticed in the new cookbook was the use of konbu/kombu dashi as a major source for the umami taste element.  So, based on Nobu’s recipe for kombu dashi (p. 161), I put a quart […]

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On Dashi

My earliest conscious memory of dashi was in a clear soup ‘suimono’ I used to drink as a boy at a Japanese restaurant in Alpine, NJ (I think it was called ‘Shinwa’) back in the 70’s. There was that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that made me want to have additional bowls of it with the […]

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