Sonoko Sakai is a food writer, author and cooking instructor based in Los Angeles. She is also the founder of Common Grains, a project to deepen Americans understanding of Japanese culture and cuisine.
She describes how to make dashi, a simple stock that is a staple of Japanese cuisine. Find her dashi recipe, as well as a soup with broccoli and wakame on the Good Food blog.
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