December 1, 2016

Go-To Guide: The Complete Cocktail Manual

by Umami Mart Staff

Our friend Lou Bustamante recently released this great cocktail book that we’re excited to carry in our shop. Lou is a spirits professional who’s worked in almost every aspect of the industry – bartending, working in a distillery, developing recipes and products, teaching cocktail classes, and more. He’s also a published writer – covering the spirits and cocktails world for publications […]

October 7, 2016

1210 More Very Good Cocktails You Need to Drink!

by Umami Mart Staff

A follow-up to 901 Very Good Cocktails, 1210 More Very Good Cocktails: A Renaissance Compendium by Oakland resident and mixology guru Stew Ellington is on our shelves! While his first book concentrated on classic drinks, 1210 More Very Good Cocktails focuses on the new wave of craft cocktails. Fun to read, comprehensive, and practical, this guide features dependably good recipes from more than 500 bartenders. The book is organized […]

January 15, 2016

Dream of Sushi with Jiro Gastronomy

by Umami Mart Staff

A video posted by Umami Mart (@umamimart) on Jan 15, 2016 at 12:38pm PST  You’ve probably seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi and are dreaming of the day you’ll eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo. Getting a reservation at this 10-seat, 3-Michelin star restaurant run by 90-year old Jiro Ono, who some consider the world’s greatest […]

June 12, 2014

Upcoming Event: The Forest Feast Cookbook Party

by Kayoko Akabori

We are so excited to finally announce a proper soiree for Erin Gleeson’s new cookbook, The Forest Feast! The book was published in April and has been selling like hotcakes at our shops. It was far and wide the best seller for Mother’s Day, as you can imagine, and it has been applauded by HuffPo, […]

December 13, 2013

The Forest Feast Cookbook is Coming!

by Kayoko Akabori

The renowned Forest Feast blog is about to become a book! Erin Gleeson, my good friend and long-time Umami Mart contributor, launched The Forest Feast after moving back to California from NYC a few years ago. Living deep in the woods in the Bay Area, Erin fused together her passion for photography, illustration, and fresh, simple […]

March 30, 2012

The PDT Project: An Introduction

by Payman Bahmani

It’s been a while. I never really intended to stop writing, it just kind of happened that way. First my computer crashed last summer, which made it obviously difficult to write blog posts. Then the winds of good fortune blew my way and I got a couple of exciting opportunities I couldn’t pass up that […]