Umami Part 2: Eye on Katsuobushi

Katsuobushi, also known as bonito flakes, is a dried and smoked fish that is a staple ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The production of katsuobushi involves a traditional method that has been passed down for generations. The process involves drying the fish, smoking it over hardwood chips, and then fermenting it for several months. This traditional method adds to the unique flavor profile and cultural significance of katsuobushi.

Fun fact: Katsuobushi holds the Guinness World Record for the hardest food in the world!

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