Spotlight

March 24, 2017

New in the Shop: The Sori Yanagi Flatware Collection

by Umami Mart

We just added four items to our Sori Yanagi Collection that we think you’ll give a fork about.

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March 23, 2017

New in Blue: Indigo-Hued Hasami Porcelain

by Umami Mart

Here’s a bolt from the blue: We just added yet another hue to our popular Hasami Porcelain Collection!

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March 10, 2017

Ain’t Nothing Wrong with a Little Bit of Toast n’ Grind

by Umami Mart

Cue up the music:

See we know just what you want
And we know just what you need
So bring out your sesame seeds (bring out your sesame seeds)
We’re not fooling around with you
Toasting and grinding your seeds is what we want you to do

[Pre-Hook 1]
You need a Spice Toaster
And a Mortar + Pestle
To satisfy your every sesame seed need

[Hook]
I don’t see nothing wrong with a little toast and grind
I don’t see nothing wrong with a little toast and grind
I don’t see nothing wrong with a little toast and grind
I don’t see nothing wrong with a little toast and grind

[Verse 2]
You say your seeds are poppin’ from the pan
Keep ’em covered, with the Spice Toaster, you can
Then grind ’em up real good (In the mortar, with the pestle of wood)
No need to look no more
Because we’ve opened up the door
To toasting and grinding like you never knew you could

[Hook]
I don’t see nothing wrong with a little toast and grind
I don’t see nothing wrong with a little toast and grind
I don’t see nothing wrong with a little toast and grind
I don’t see nothing wrong with a little toast and grind

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March 3, 2017

Cook Homestyle Japanese Food for the Family

by Umami Mart

Harumi Kurihara is kind of like the Martha Stewart of Japan. A popular food personality, she’s published 128 cookbooks, selling more than 26 million copies!

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March 2, 2017

Get Classic Japanese Design: Hard Strong Stacking Glasses

by Umami Mart

Toyo-Sasaki Hard Strong Stacking Glasses are classic Japanese glass tumblers. You’ll see them in ramen shops, izakayas, and other casual eateries throughout Japan.

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February 23, 2017

We Have Real Deal Mirin, and So Should You

by Umami Mart

 

If you’ve ever cooked Japanese food, you know that mirin, or sweet cooking sake, is an integral ingredient.

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February 2, 2017

How to Choose a Mixing Glass

by Umami Mart

A good mixing glass is essential to any home or professional bar. But what should you know before you buy one?

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January 26, 2017

What’s Up with the Studio Arhoj Fisherman Poster?

by Umami Mart

We get a lot of inquiries about the Fisherman Poster. The poster hangs on our shop’s walls at 815 Broadway, amongst a collage of other eye-catching display items, prints, and ephemera, but this arresting image stands out and begs many questions: Who is that man?

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January 19, 2017

Why Is Everyone Drinking Vermouth Again?

by Umami Mart

Recently, there’s been a major turnaround in how Americans perceive vermouth. Once a fashionable drink that people sipped straight up and added liberally and confidentally to cocktails, it fell out of favor and grace in the ’60s and ’70s.

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Eat Healthier, Better Looking Food with The Forest Feast Gatherings

by Umami Mart

Our friend Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast has a lot going on right now. First of all, she just had a baby!

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