Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (October 8, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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I wanted to love this, but I was really put off by the fact that many of the recipes call for the author's brand of Umami pastes! I didn't want the equivalent of a Cambell's soup cookbook, I was looking for ways to find Umami in the foods I cook - not in a paste.
I have to disagree with the previous review about this gorgeous book of delicious kitchen magic. It fully lives up to the promise of the title. Not only does it contain recipes that I know will become "go to" "make again & again" but if you really take a moment to understand the message woven through out, you will learn how to change your cooking with simple, accessible ingredients. The author has included her products in some of the recipes, but each time the recipe is presented with readily available ingredients in every grocery wherever you may live. What I've learned is how to amp up the delicious factor in all my cooking. That's the essence of what umami and this book is all about. It's not a "campbell's soup" or "betty crocker/pilsbury" product promotional. This book is so beautiful in presentation, design and photography that you should place it on top of your coffee table "smart books" and your own "deliciously smart factor" will soar!
One of the best Cooking Books I have read
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