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Glossary beginning with K
Have you ever wondered exactly what wasabi is or how tofu is made? Find out this and much more ...
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Cooked rice and/or soya beans that have been inoculated with a fermentation culture with the Latin name
, used to make popular fermented foods like soya sauce, miso
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Known in English as kelp, this sea vegetable (
) is prized for is ability to enhance the flavour of food with the savoury taste umami. It is used to make the traditional Japanese stock dashi
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A roasted twig tea with a rich, toasty taste and a mild, soothing effect. It contains only about one tenth of the caffeine of normal tea.
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This starch is made from the root of the kudzu vine (
), and can be used to thicken stews, sauces, gravies and desserts, as well as having a number of medicinal uses.
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