February 12, 2013

Slightly Peckish: Dishoom, A Traditional Bombay Café (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Although I’ve been writing for Umami Mart for almost three years, I have yet to meet any of my fellow writers as most of them live across the Pond. But a few weeks ago I received a lovely surprising. Anders, a Danish designer who writes the Skankynavia column for UM and was crucial in designing […]

April 24, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Idiyappam

by Kayoko Akabori

Here’s something I dragged out of my photo archives. It’s from my trip to Kerala, India back in 2007. We spent two days and one night in the backwaters on a houseboat — probably one of the most glorious experiences of my life! One thing I clearly remember was our breakfast on the boat. The […]

June 14, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Indian Bites at Masala Zone (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

One of the best things about living in a multicultural and cosmopolitan city like London is that if you fancy something to eat, you can be sure to find it (…except for proper ramen, that is). Compared to twenty years ago when British food was often accompanied by the words over-cooked, tasteless and terrible, it’s […]

October 19, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Gimme a Kati Roll! (LDN)

by Sakura Gooneratne

My daily dilemma as soon as I step through my office door is this: what to have for lunch? I work in the slap bang centre of London surrounded by loads of restaurants, cafés, pubs and delis. Chinatown is just down the road. But everyday my mind goes blank and I end up shoveling down […]

September 24, 2010

The Breakfast of South India

by CJ Mattiola

About a year ago I took a new job which has had me traveling to Bangalore a few times a year. I loved Indian food before ever stepping foot into the country, but then again I never really experienced Indian breakfast other than a dosa or two. Bangalore, and South India in general, is famous […]

August 10, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Lazy South Indian Breakfast

by Sakura Gooneratne

August is the month of sloth so we rolled into Wembley, north London for a laaazy Sunday brunch at Sakonis. Surrounded by shops selling everything South Asian from sarees and cricket bats to sweet Pakistani mangoes, this cheap and cheerful eatery is the perfect place for a South Indian vegetarian breakfast. Food is served all […]

January 28, 2008

Umamiventure #6: Jackson Diner

by Kayoko Akabori

Trekked out to Jackson Heights on Saturday for our monthly Umamiventure- a food field trip that we take to cult-following foodie places all around the 5 boroughs (that the DOH wouldn’t necessarily recommend). After all the hoo-hawing about the Indian food at Jackson Diner, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to check […]

May 28, 2007

Grandmothers ROCK

by Irwin Chen

What’s Cooking Grandma is a site about following around grandmothers and getting them to cook awesome food on camera. Almost better than watching reruns of The Golden Girls. Watch Jackie throw down some scone. You can tell she’s made them a zillion times by the way she sticks her hand in the butter bowl and […]

April 15, 2007

Tamarind at the James Beard House

by Erin Gleeson

I photograph dinners at the The James Beard House in New York about once a month, and it’s quite a treat. If you ever have a chance to go, I’d highly recommend it. The Beard House is located in a great old brownstone on West 12th Street. The kitchen is small, but anyone who is […]

March 5, 2007

Kanye’s $4000 Meal

by Kayoko Akabori

Kanye had a craving for Indian. British Raj in Wales, anyone??? thanks Jim for this!