Spotlight

March 3, 2017

Cook Homestyle Japanese Food for the Family

by Umami Mart Staff

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 Staff

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 Staff

 

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 Staff

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 Staff

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 Staff

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 Staff

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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January 13, 2017

Cook Healthy and Delicious Meals in the Shigaraki Shino Donabe

by Umami Mart Staff

This winter, we debuted a new donabe to our line up. Made in Japan, the Shigaraki Shino Donabe is a glazed earthenware pot that can be used directly on the stove to cook hotpot, rice dishes, stews, and other comforting meals.

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January 6, 2017

A Taste of the City: Far Leaves Oakland Tea

by Umami Mart Staff

Last month, we debuted Far Leaves Tea‘s Oakland Blend at our Sip and Shop event, where it proved to be a favorite amongst tasters.

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January 5, 2017

Clearly Stylish: Hario Teapots

by Umami Mart Staff

If you’re a coffee person, you probably know about Hario. Founded in 1921, Hario is the leader in Japanese coffee wares, internationally-known for its handsome heat-resistant glass, ceramic, and metal coffee drippers, carafes, and other coffee-making equipment.

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