Food Forum

FUNDAMENTALS 101

Fundamentals 101 describes basic principles underlying Japanese food cuisine.

Vol. 36 No. 2

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Parboiling
Bamboo Shoots

Parboiling is the preparatory boiling of ingredients, and in Japanese cooking it is used to produce a clean flavor by removing any unsavory smells of ingredients and extracting aku, the components that produce undesirable aromas and tastes...

Vol. 36