October 17, 2012

Just For You: The Best Hangtown Fry in San Francisco

by Kayoko Akabori


In the spirit of getting back into writing and sharing my thoughts more often on Umami Mart, I want to tell you the story of how Johnny and I met.

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October 5, 2012

The PDT Project: Benton’s Old-Fashioned

by Payman Bahmani

If there’s one drink on the menu that PDT is perhaps most famous for, it is the Benton’s Old-Fashioned.

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November 30, 2011

Skankynavia: Bacon Udon

by Anders Arhoj


Enjoying the early winter so far? I know I am.

I’m a cave bear and enjoy spending the long Scandinavian winter evenings in my studio or couch, working, crafting or watching Daria.

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July 5, 2011

Old School Eats: Nickel Diner (LA)

by Sarah Nevada


Downtown Los Angeles is a special place–a part of town that still feels authentically gritty and big city-like.

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June 6, 2011

Culinography: Bacon-Covered Mazoh Balls

by Erin Gleeson

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Recently, I was at someone’s house for brunch and bacon-covered mazoh balls were served (I believe inspired by this NPR show).

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May 26, 2009

Bacon Cup Cake – Say No More

by Moto Yamamoto

People in this country are obsessed with bacon. Bacon-wrapped pork, bacon-wrapped hotdogs, bacon-wrapped corn, bacon is everywhere.

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April 28, 2009

The Umami Reader, vol. 053: The Bacon Lance

by Kayoko Akabori

The only thing you need to see this week, via Mel. Wait for the vegetarian version.

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March 26, 2009

Pig Candy at Roni-Sue’s Chocolates (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

When I heard about the Vosges Mo’s Bacon Bar a year back I thought it was the awesomest creation in the world.

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February 4, 2009

Kitchen Follies: Devils on Horseback

by Kayoko Akabori

In the world of food blogs, it’s a rare occasion to see a recipe gone bad.

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January 5, 2009


by CJ Mattiola

I was sitting on the couch today, when I received a mysterious package from the UPS man.

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