Flashback Fave

April 17, 2013

Flashback Fave: Kayoko aka Your Humble Editor

by Kayoko Akabori

It’s really hard to choose my most memorable post on Umami Mart. They’re like my children, I must love them all the same! Well that might not entirely be true, and although I haven’t blogged much over the last year, Umami Mart is a part of everything I do. The blog started so casually, but […]

April 16, 2013

Flashback Fave: Sakura aka Slightly Peckish

by Sakura Gooneratne

*Sakura’s involvement with Umami Mart is testament to the power of bringing people together over the internet. I asked her to write for Umami Mart after she commented on our site. Somehow I knew that she would be a right fit — with her love of literature, food and culture. To this day we have […]

April 15, 2013

Flashback Fave: Washi Washino aka Shochu Stop

by Washi Washino

*Washi debuted his column Shochu Stop in 2011. Since, he has become a certified Shochu Advisor, and his posts on shochu are still some of the most visited on Umami Mart today. Please come back soon, Washi! We are all waiting for your next post. -k +++ How to Enjoy Shochu (Aug 2011) I found […]

April 12, 2013

Flashback Fave: Payman aka The PDT Project + Happy Hour

by Payman Bahmani

*I met Payman at a dinner party at Erin’s in Brooklyn. He was making caprese cocktails, his own invention. A tomato and cheese cocktail, how wondrous! This was right at the beginning of the cocktail boom, and I was intrigued. He agreed to write for Umami Mart, and has helped to foster a community of […]

April 11, 2013

Flashback Fave: Yoko aka Japanify + Tokyo JUNKtion

by Yoko Kumano

*I still vividly remember the conversation about starting a food blog with Yoko. She was living in Tokyo and I was in Brooklyn and we were both visiting Cupertino, and we were at her mom’s house for dinner. We envisioned a casual blog where we would both contribute from oceans over. Maybe we would invite […]

April 10, 2013

Flashback Fave: Anders aka Skankynavia

by Anders Arhoj

Anders joined the Umami Mart writing staff in 2009 and is deeply engraved in the Umami Mart family, having designed our Oakland shop and entire brand identity. Anders’ world is playful, colorful and cozy — whether he writes from his own kitchen, or during his vast travels, he always carries a distinguished eye towards design […]

April 9, 2013

Flashback Fave: Ryohei aka MOTOism + Yamahomo

by Kayoko Akabori

When I asked MOTO what his most memorable post would be, he immediately replied back with: “It’s always wedding cake post for me. The amount of practice and trial and error it all took… yet the worst case scenario at the end was so priceless. I still vividly remember my conversation with Kayoko when we […]

April 8, 2013

Flashback Fave: Erin aka Culinography + The Forest Feast

by Erin Gleeson

Starting today, we’ll be going back in time to reflect on the most memorable posts, picked by eight of our main writers. This was no simple task — over the last six years, Umami Mart now has over 2,200 posts that spans five continents. WOW!!! From this, our writers have chosen their own favorite post(s), whether […]