Bonnie Chung, founder of the UK’s only dedicated miso brand, is a self-taught, miso expert and brings to us Miso Tasty: The Cookbook, published on Thursday. With 60 recipes covering both non-Japanese and well-loved classic Japanese dishes from miso soup to barbecued steak marinades, the book also includes how to make your own miso at home.
Chef and food blogger Bonnie Chung founded the eponymous miso company, Miso Tasty, the UK’s only brand entirely dedicated to miso. This cookbook pays testament to the ancient, umami-packed soybean paste’s versatility and kaleidoscopic flavours. There are many different varieties of miso, with some being more salty, sweet, fruity or richer than others, and the book’s introduction describes these in detail. From traditional Japanese dishes such as miso grilled aubergine to the more inventive miso ice cream, roasted spicy miso cauliflower, and even miso popcorn, Chung explores the myriad possibilities of using miso in the kitchen. Miso is sold in most supermarkets (you can find it in the Asian food section).