The Art of Making Traditional Miso

Today most miso is industrially produced, but one of the most popular miso vendors in Los Angeles still uses traditional Japanese techniques to ferment miso paste, “recapturing the individuality of miso” according to the Los Angeles Times. Ai Fujimoto, who owns Omiso restaurant in the Hollywood Farmers Market, has fermented over 350 pounds of handmade soybean paste this year. The paste ferments for a few months for a light miso and ferments for over a year for dark miso. Each batch is different, “That’s what I love about it” Fujimoto says. She rents space at a commercial, shared-use kitchen to make her soybean paste. She enjoys experimenting with new recipes, even using recipes from YouTube videos.

Read more (LA Times) https://goo.gl/72muVk

René Redzepi and David Zilber will speak across the U.S. on their book tour. Redzepi (chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen, recognized as one of the world’s best restaurants) and Zilber (chef at Nima who runs the fermentation lab) will talk about their new book “The Noma Guide to Fermentation.” The book is also available for preorder on Amazon. Here’s a list of their full tour:

Sunday, October 14 – Toronto

7:00 p.m. at The Isabel Bader Theatre

Presented in partnership with Indigo Books & Music

Details and tickets here

 

Monday, October 15 – Seattle

6:30 p.m. at The SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Presented in partnership with Book Larder

Details and tickets here

 

Tuesday, October 16 – San Francisco

7:00 p.m. at JCCSF

Presented in partnership with Omnivore Books

Details and tickets here

 

Wednesday, October 17 – Los Angeles

8:00 p.m. at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre

Presented in partnership with Barnes & Noble

Details and tickets here

 

Friday, October 19 – Minneapolis

6:30 p.m. at the American Swedish Institute

Details and tickets here

 

Saturday, October 20 – Chicago

3:00 p.m. at Venue West

Presented in partnership with Read It and Eat

Details and tickets here

 

Monday, October 22 – New York

7:30 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y

Presented in partnership with Kitchen Arts & Letters

Details and tickets here

 

Tuesday, October 23 – Washington, DC

7:00 p.m. at Lisner Auditorium

Presented in partnership with Politics & Prose

Details and tickets here

 

Wednesday, October 24 – Philadelphia

7:30 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Presented in partnership with Joseph Fox Bookshop

Details and tickets here

 

Meet David Zilber – Additional tour dates

Please note the following dates are with appearances by author David Zilber only:

 

Thursday, October 25 – Philadelphia

10:00 a.m. David Zilber in conversation with Jeff Gordinier, Esquire food editor, at Drexel University

Details and tickets here

 

Friday, October 26 – Boston

12:30 p.m. David Zilber in conversation with Dr. Pia Sorensen, Harvard University Lecturer on Science and Cooking, at

First Parish Church, Cambridge

Presented in partnership with Porter Square Books

Details and tickets here

 

Saturday, October 27 – Montréal

2:00 p.m David Zilber in conversation with chef Jonathan Cheung at Appetite for Books

Details and tickets here