What is a Miso Mentor?
What is a Miso Mentor you ask?
According to my miso dictionary, a Miso Mentor is a guide who inspires and supports the process of making miso soup.
Who is your Miso Mentor?
I must say, I have a few, but for Part 1 of this Miso Mentor series, I will write about my father, who is a superb miso mentor.
Let’s call him Dr. Miso due to the plethora of miso soup serums devised throughout his years, nourishing the souls of his devoted community, family, and friends. A stand-up citizen with several distinguished talents, he has inspired a whole new breed of miso soup makers, including yours truly.
While, it’s hard to really pin-point his soup style, he keeps it simple and grounded. I think of him as a miso minimalist, focusing mainly on ginger, kale, carrots, and tofu. Yummy.
Going against the grain with a healthy fine-tuned regimented diet, Dr. Miso is a pioneer in his kitchen, dedicated to the art of making miso soup day-in and day-out. While some find his cooking/eating habits odd and out-of-the-ordinary, wondering why he always has miso soup readily available, I find it inspiring and sensational.
If ever I have a question or need some advice on new ingredients or vegetable combinations, Dr. Miso is always willing to talk.
If ever I need fresh air to clear my head prior to cooking a new batch, Dr. Miso is always willing to walk.
I thank you Dr. Miso, for stimulating my senses, for encouraging and supporting all my miso aspirations, and for allowing me to develop my own miso making techniques. You are a true gentleman and I only hope to inspire more miso soup makers as you have inspired me.
For those who are interested in seeing Dr. Miso’s miso eating posture, I have provided a photo down below.