Pronunciation: [tuh-MAH-ree]

Similar to but thicker than soy sauce, tamari is also a dark sauce made from soybeans. It has a distinctively mellow flavor and is used primarily as a table condiment, as a dipping sauce or for basting.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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