Soy Sauce 醬油

The Indispensable Ingredient
Source of Umami

“With soy sauce, you can cook an untiring series of Chinese dishes with nothing but those foods you can get at any American market.” — Buwei Yang Chao [1]

How to use Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

What Is Is: Soy sauce is a dark, salty, savory sauce of East Asian origin that is used in cooking and flavoring food, both in the kitchen and at the table.  Dr. Chao puts it very simply: “Soy sauce is the most important flavorer of Chinese food.” Continue reading

William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi

A Fight Against World Hunger
Encyclopedia Knowledge of Soy Foods

“You will be supported in your endeavors. It is just the way the universe works.” — William Shurtleff

Using miso to prepare Asian dishes

Miso

Going to Nigeria for the Peace Corps changed William Shurtleff’s life.  He learned first hand about Third World hunger.

He knew he wanted to help solve one of the world’s great problems.

Shurtleff later visited Japan to study Zen meditation. He also met his future wife there. Continue reading