About Laura Santtini

Laura Santtini

Laura Santtini is a cook and flavorist known as the “Mistress of Flavor.” She ran the Italian restaurant Santtini in London for several years before establishing herself as the world’s first gastro-therapist. She produces a range of food products, including the popular Taste #5 Umami paste. Santtini is the author of Easy Tasty Italian and Flash Cooking. @taste5umami

Endive Roquefort salad in a blue speckled bowl, garnished with walnuts.

Endive Roquefort Salad

This endive salad with Roquefort savvily juxtaposes sweet with bitter, crunchy with creamy, and pungent with comforting as heck.

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Sweet potato cottage pie. It’s what happens when you make a ground beef ragout, smother it with creamy mashed sweet potatoes, and bake it to golden brown and bubbly gorgeousness. Stealthy healthy.

A log of maître d'hotel butter, covered in chopped parsley, on a cutting board, with bread on the side.

Maître d’Hôtel Butter

Slather this irresistible butter over steak, fish, or poultry for some lovely lemony-herby lusciousness in just seconds. C’mon. You know you want some.