MOTOism

May 14, 2014

MOTOism: Homemade Mustard

by Moto

I’ve made many many things from scratch, from macarons and Worcestershire sauce to wedding cakes and plum liqueur.

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March 12, 2014

MOTOism: Homemade Miso

by Moto

As you may know, we recently bought a country house in the deep woods of Connecticut.

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December 17, 2013

MOTOism: Living on Deadlines

by Moto

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Apologies for my long absence, my life has been a bit chaotic. As you know, I teach cooking classes to Japanese ladies (some gents), and temaki sushi-making class for Americans.

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September 20, 2013

MOTO x Japanify Mashup: Kombu-Cured Enoki Mushrooms

by yoko

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Last month, MOTO made a surprise appearance for our one-year anniversary party. With not one hair out of place, he casually sauntered into our shop and helped us dress into our summer kimnonos.

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September 13, 2013

MOTOism: Ramen Burger

by Moto

When it comes to waiting for food, New York is turning into Japan. The Cronut for example, a pastry mashup of croissant + donut created at the Dominique Ansel Bakery, is apparently so good that people line up at 6am to score the precious two pieces per person.

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August 12, 2013

MOTOism: A Glimpse Into My Cooking Class

by Moto

Just about a year ago, I left my day job to become an entrepreneur. Similar story to the Umami Mart ladies.

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July 23, 2013

MOTOism: Food in France

by Moto

I went to France for the first time. As I packed for the trip, all I could think about was the scene from The Devil Wears Prada where Anne throws her cellphone into a fountain.

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June 4, 2013

MOTOism: My Vegetable Garden

by Moto

As you’ve seen from my previous posts, my current apartment has a nice-sized balcony, which gets wonderful sunlight. 

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May 7, 2013

MOTOism: Artful Deco Roll

by Moto

The craze for sweets in Japan is so peculiar. There’s always, “This Year’s #1 Dessert!” which will inevitably be forgotten about next year.

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March 26, 2013

MOTOism: Baking with Charcoal Powder

by Moto

You know what’s inside your Brita filter, right? Charcoal. You know the best way to keep the fridge from smelling bad?

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