Gadget Patrol


July 8, 2013

Kayo’s Kitchen: Natt-ongs

by Kayoko Akabori

Don’t we all have that certain staple food, drink or condiment in our lives that is devastating when it cannot be found in the kitchen? 

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May 1, 2013

Kayo’s Kitchen

by Kayoko Akabori

Remember when Umami Mart used to be really raunchy and we used to talk about all our 20-something woes?

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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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June 4, 2012

ReCPY: New Home, New Kitchen

by Moto Yamamoto

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Sorry for my long absence. I’ve been quite busy, as we were preparing to move into a new apartment, so cooking time for me was pretty limited for a while.

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April 18, 2012

Packaging Whore: The Intelligentsia Coffee Pour Over Set

by Kayoko Akabori

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Now, Umamimart has never really been “in” on the “scene”. We don’t really get invited to hip opening events or get star attention from restaurants when dining.

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January 16, 2012

ReCPY: Food Report from Japan

by Moto Yamamoto

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Happy New Year!  I can’t believe the holiday season passed so quickly, and now we are in 2012.  

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September 29, 2011

Japanify: Silicone Steamer Rice

by Yoko Kumano

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The silicone steamer craze has been in full force in Japan since 2010. With the economy tanking continuously since 2008, single men and women who have never tried their hand at cooking have taken solace in kitchenware that promise quick and easy recipes.

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January 24, 2011

ReCPY: The Yamahomo Knife from Aritsugu Shop (Kyoto)

by Moto Yamamoto

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Since seeing Michael Romano’s collections of Japanese knives (many were around $1,000, but some were custom made and cost him $5,000, which he displays, never uses) at one of the programs I organized last fall, I determined the need to graduate from my Global knives.

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March 18, 2010

Gadget Patrol: Ice Cube Ball Maker

by Kayoko Akabori

Matt and I were sitting at our favorite bar, Hotel Del Mano in Brooklyn, when the bartender mumbled something about the Japanese.

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October 26, 2009

Gadget Patrol: Hario Drip Coffee Pot

by Kayoko Akabori

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The day has come: my mother’s horrible ABOMINATION of a coffee maker has finally broken down.

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