Weekend Cooking – Umami Bomb – By Raquel Pelzel

Enjoy your month, Virgo friends!

Weekend Cooking is weekend blog meme hosted by Beth Fish Reads. Today I’m writing a book review for Umami Bomb, which was a book I got from NetGalley. Hope you all enjoy!

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Goodreads Synopsis: Boom! Plant-based eating just got a hit of bold, savory flavor! Umami Bomb brings the deep flavor of umami (the “fifth taste,” along with bitter, sour, sweet, and salty) to vegetarian dishes with cheeses, miso, mushrooms, soy, and more, in 75 creative recipes.

Book Forthcoming September 2019

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This cookbook was a really fun read! Umami is something that I have not done a lot of research on and so I was super excited to get some new ideas.

There are a lot of really colorful , really well taken pictures in this book, which is one of my favorite things about cookbooks. And I was able to get some cool ideas from this book. I loved the idea of adding Parmesan rinds to veggie broth, and will be implementing that in the near future.  There was also an interesting idea to put a small amount of soy sauce in chocolate cake! I’m still not sure if I will try this idea, but its worth thinking about. I also loved her handy chart for imitating bacon flavor when you don’t want/don’t have bacon.

Though this book is intended for the vegetarian cook, it did have some fish recipes.

In general my attitude towards this cookbook was that it might have a little too much going on, but it was still a fun read. For example some of the desserts sounded too weird. And other people might enjoy it more than me. In the end I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

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