Mara co-founder Xa Milne presents a gorgeous collection of ideas for cooking with seaweed
Enjoy creative, nourishing drinks, snacks and main meals; meat dishes, veggie delights and sweet treats, from breakfast through bedtime. Offering both nutritional information and delicious recipes, The Seaweed Cookbook is the perfect foodie gift for anyone tempted by this increasingly popular ingredient.
Deep umami, brine
Sweet, mild, grassy, warmth
Strong ocean salts, lingering savouriness
The Seaweed Cookbook gift selection | product details
The Seaweed Cookbook by Xa Milne, published by Penguin, Michael Joseph, 2016.
Shony 30g, Dulse 30g, Kombu 30g Ingredients:100% seaweed May contain traces of crustaceans and molluscs Product of Scotland and Ireland
The three-pack of tins comes in a bespoke box with 3 further recipe cards and a '10 Ways to Cook with Mara Seaweed’ suggestion leaflet.
“Fabulous book, how to identify seaweed, great ways to cook it fresh and dried. My fave is kombu. Happiness on a plate. Beautifully produced, perfect for presents.”
“I knew seaweed was good for you but never knew how to cook with it until now. A source of inspiration for everyone who values healthy eating and delicious food. Cannot recommend it highly enough.”
Beyond flavour: why eat seaweed?
Seaweed is the most mineralised vegetable on Earth, rich in potassium, magnesium, fibre, calcium, protein and iron.
Seaweed is the best natural source of iodine, essential for the thyroid gland to maintain heart function, thinking and reasoning, body temperature and weight control. Two-thirds of British women do not get enough iodine in their diet.
Seaweed contains 85% less sodium than table salt, but offers as much salty flavour thanks to healthy mineral salts.
Seaweed is low in fat and calories, vegan and gluten free.