A range of products by Kiril Mischeff’s Creative Director Laura Santtini has been selected by Jamie Oliver as essential ingredients in his new 5 INGREDIENTS cook book. His latest book was published this week to accompany the successful Channel 4 series of the same name. Using only 5 ingredients per recipe it helps the humble home cook to prepare delicious uncomplicated recipes both quickly and easily.

Known as the fifth taste, umami is distinct from the four other tastes of sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Made with tomato, olives, porcini mushrooms, Parmigiano cheese and anchovies, just a dollop will boost and add robust flavours to a wide array of dishes. Best described as a FLAVOUR BOMB, this transformational paste is savoury deliciousness in a tube. One squeeze is enough to make good cooks great and great cooks extraordinary.

Laura Santtini’s Taste #5 UMAMI is featured above in Jamie’s Ale Barley Lamb Shanks recipe adding a depth of yummy deliciousness to this wonderful dish.



Speaking from the Kiril Mischeff Test Kitchen Laura Santtini said “ I am delighted that Jamie has chosen my Taste #5 UMAMI as an integral ingredient to his latest recipes. For years great chefs have known it is the quality of the ingredients, not the complexity of the recipes, which makes good food great. Just a squeeze of my Taste #5 UMAMI supercharges the flavours in your everyday cooking. Use raw or cooked to add magic & deliciousness to all your dishes including pastas, sauces and gravies …… and of course in Jamie’s Ale Barley Lamb Shanks!”

Distributed by Kiril Mischeff Laura Santtini’s Taste #5 UMAMI is widely available in Waitrose.