April 9, 2015

MOTOism: Baking with Sake

by Moto Yamamoto


Hi, I am back. It’s been quite a while since I last posted. Umami Mart has been crazy for Kayoko and Yoko, and I’ve been creating recipes non-stop and teaching cooking classes which has been occupying most of my time.

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January 27, 2014

The Vin Vivant: Tripel Happiness with Loh Bak Goh

by Audrey Luk

All day to do as I pleased, all night to gorge on cheese: this was my MLK weekend mantra.

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May 7, 2013

MOTOism: Artful Deco Roll

by Moto Yamamoto

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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February 4, 2013

The Forest Feast: Olive Oil Cake

by Erin Gleeson

It is a bit unnerving that the word “oil” is a part of the name of this cake, but don’t let it fool you, it’s delicious.

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January 8, 2013

MOTOism: In Memory of My Aid (2000-2012)

by Moto Yamamoto

Aid, Kitchen passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. She was 12 years old. Since she was adopted (refurbished model), the exact date of birth is unknown.

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October 17, 2011

ReCPY: Broken Leg Cake for a Gay Footballer

by Moto Yamamoto


Before I start this week’s post, let’s congratulate Kayoko and the crew for revamping the Umamimart site to a whole new level.

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July 29, 2011

Jerkey’s Korner: Frenchified (A Memoir)

by Sarah Fatemi


My trip to France was my first international experience ever. As much as I tried to prepare, there really is just no preparing for the unknown.

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July 26, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Totally Tiramisu

by Sakura Gooneratne

Slightly Peckish: Tiramisu 6

When I was but a spring chicken who had just graduated from university, I went on a backpacking trip to Italy with one of my friends.

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June 27, 2011

ReCPY: Barbie Pride Cake for a Historic Day

by Moto Yamamoto


Can you believe it?!?!? Governor Cuomo and a bunch of super wealthy Republican bankers really said YES to gay marriage in the state of New York.

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June 22, 2011

Skankynavia: Layer Cakes of La Glace (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj


After having spent my later teen years plowing through the novels of Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis and other post modern cynics, I can’t help but see myself in so many typical Generation X situations.

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