Best of Umamimart

October 13, 2010

Best of UM: Hi, My Name is Homo Sausage

by Kayoko Akabori

By Yoko Kumano Originally posted on February 16, 2009 I had qualms about blogging the Homo Sausage. Was I really a near 30 year-old woman with the humor of a 7 year-old boy? Yes. Was Umami Mart too sophisticated for a juvenile post such as this? Yes. But then again, maybe not. I met Homo […]

October 12, 2010

Best of UM: Yamahomo vs. Ladurée (Trial 4, 5 & 6)

by Kayoko Akabori

By Yamahomo Originally posted on April 21, 2008 PREFACE Macaron Battles Part 1 & 2 The Battle Continues I must master this. I think I came pretty close to what macaron should be on trial 3, but I mixed the batter too much, hence it was too thin. Over the weekend, I made it three […]

Best of UM: I Baked Bread, So Don’t Break Up!

by Kayoko Akabori

By Kayoko Akabori Originally posted on March 31, 2008 When the routine bites hard/ And ambitions are low And the resentment rides high/ But emotions won’t grow And we’re changing our ways/ Taking different roads Then love, love will tear us apart again – Joy Division Recently, a few of my closest friends have been […]

Best of UM: Caprese Cocktail

by Kayoko Akabori

By Kayoko Akabori Featuring Paystyle Originally posted on March 25, 2008 *This was the very first night I met Paystyle! Told ya I’ve got an eye for great talent.

October 11, 2010

Best of UM: We Heart Di Fara (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

By Erin Gleeson Originally posted on October 6, 2007 That’s it, I’m hooked. The pizza’s amazing, but the best thing about a trip to Di Fara in Brooklyn is to visit the divey little joint and watch the one and only man who is responsible for these glorious slices in action. Domenico De Marco, a […]

Best of UM: Fear and Loathing in the Realm of Seafood Lovers

by Kayoko Akabori

By Ayagwa and Tmonkey Originally posted on July 13, 2007 WARNING: This post is not for the squeamish, overly sensitive, or the faint of heart. Skip this post if discussion of bodily functions offends you deeply. I’m serious!!! I’ve mulled over in my mind, for almost a month, whether to blog about this or not. […]

Best of UM: Killing a Lobster, or Myself

by Kayoko Akabori

By Yamahomo Originally posted on July 12, 2007 Lobster is hard. I am not talking about their hard shells. It’s such a bitch to cook, yet there’s never enough meat in each lobster. Think about it: you buy one for $12.99 a pound so each lobster is about $20, but you can only eat less […]

October 10, 2010

Best of UM: Preface

by Kayoko Akabori

This week, we’re celebrating the history of Umamimart. It’s been a long, wild ride, and in lieu of growing up, I thought it would be appropriate to look back and hand-pick some of the greatest posts that have been written– out of over 1,500! Umamimart was born in my little Brooklyn studio in February 2007. […]