Author Archives: Yoko Kumano


December 20, 2016

Event Recap: The Complete Cocktail Manual Author Event and Demo

by Yoko Kumano

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Kayoko and I always been a fan of Lou Bustamante’s write-ups in the SF Chronicle.

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December 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: funk•y (December 2016)

by Yoko Kumano

um_sakegumi_logoDecember sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join!

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November 29, 2016

Japanify: Miss Blanche (Fuyu Persimmon Kanten)

by Yoko Kumano

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Feeling stuffed post-Thanksgiving? After a few days of leftovers drenched in butter, I found myself reaching for fruits of all kinds at my grocery store.

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November 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Kimoto + Yamahai (November 2016)

by Yoko Kumano

um_sakegumi_logoNovember sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join!

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October 24, 2016

Japanify: Kasuzuke Salmon

by Yoko Kumano

 

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I’m always stealing ideas from my family. The latest cooking technique I stole was from my Aunt Judy (who also inspired Kayoko’s Happy Hour post last week), who specializes in making drinks and savory foods to along with it.

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October 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Legends and Folklore (October 2016)

by Yoko Kumano

um_sakegumi_logoOctober sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join!

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September 26, 2016

Japanify: Soboro Donburi (Crumbly Chicken Bowl)

by Yoko Kumano

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During my last visit to Tokyo, my grandma sent me home with some store bought, vacuum-sealed beef soboro.

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September 15, 2016

Sake Gumi News: Umami-Rich Sakes (September 2016)

by Yoko Kumano

um_sakegumi_logoSeptember sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join!

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August 29, 2016

Japanify: Summer Slurp Series: Avocado Walnut Soba Salad

by Yoko Kumano

There are ingredients that I always keep in stock in my kitchen; they are my daikoubutsu (favorite foods).

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August 16, 2016

Event Recap: 4th Annual Umami Mart Matsuri

by Yoko Kumano

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This past Saturday we celebrated our four-year anniversary in Oakland. And as we have done every year since opening, we threw ourselves a huge birthday party.

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