I've seen a number of recipes lately that I'd like to make that call for miso. I'm assuming there are lots of different kinds of miso. Are any of them considered a beginner's miso that can be used in most recipes calling for miso?
Also, I don't live near any Asian markets. Can you believe that? They are all at least 45 minutes away. So I'd like to buy in a small quantity online. What would be a good online retailer to look into? I looked at Penzey's and Igourmet and they don't have it.