March 26, 2013

MOTOism: Baking with Charcoal Powder

by Moto Yamamoto

You know what’s inside your Brita filter, right? Charcoal. You know the best way to keep the fridge from smelling bad?

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August 14, 2012

Upcoming Event: Macarons with Moto (OAK)

by Kayoko Akabori

Guess what? MOTO is coming to Umami Mart! How lucky we are! Our resident macaron maestro will be here with us this Thursday night, armed with his little pillows of sweet macarons that he has finally mastered over the last few years.

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March 5, 2012

ReCPY: Macaron = DV (Domestic Violence)

by Moto Yamamoto


Not that I’ve ever beaten anyone up, but I think macaron-making is somewhat similar to the mentality of a wifebeater’s wife.

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May 9, 2011

ReCPY: Macaron, Not Macaroon

by Moto Yamamoto


Dear Microsoft Office (and all you other people who can’t differentiate between a macaron from a macaroon),

Macaron is not a macaroon.

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March 21, 2011

ReCPY: The Art of Giving (Martha + Me)

by Moto Yamamoto


Martha, You Want Me

Last week was intense. News reports on the Sendai Quake was getting worse by the hour and the number of victims had already exceeded that of the Kobe quake in 1995.

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February 28, 2011

ReCPY: MOcarons

by Moto Yamamoto


My MO-obsession (baking with rice flour) has returned, and this time, it’s the MOcaron. Now that I know exactly what to do when it comes to macaron-making, substituting almond flour with other ingredients is not that hard.

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January 26, 2011

Skankynavia: Nikolaos Strangas Cakeaway (CPH)

by Anders Arhoj


My neighbourhood is changing rapidly these days– for the better. The whole block used to be really sad, shopping-wise.

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November 22, 2010

ReCPY: Early Bird Thanksgiving (The Booblicious Edition)

by Moto Yamamoto


Thanksgiving dinner has become such a tradition in my household, and we hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner over the weekend.

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November 15, 2010

ReCPY: Yamahomo vs. Ladurée: Black Sesame + Kinako Macarons

by Moto Yamamoto

November 1, 2010

Battle ReCPY: Yamahomo vs. Ladurée: Matcha Macarons

by Moto Yamamoto