May 3, 2013

U + MAMI: Gift Sets for Mother’s Day

by Kayoko Akabori

Yo Martians! Mother’s Day is NEXT SUNDAY MAY 12!!! Have you thought about what you’re gonna do yet? Maybe take Mom out for a nice brunch? You can also get her something fun and original for her kitchen and home from Umami Mart! We’ve put together four special gift sets to say, “Thanks, Mom!” I […]

March 19, 2012

ReCPY: Anko (Sweet Bean Paste) + Wagashi Event @ Japan Society (NYC)

by Moto Yamamoto

My most recent obsession is making anko (sweet bean paste) from scratch. As I wrote in my strawberry daifuku post a couple of weeks ago, using bean paste as dessert doesn’t really exist in the west. But I am trying to find ways to mix this into my future baking. After all, it’s gluten-free, and […]

April 28, 2011

Upcoming Event PSA: Sake Tasting for Beginners (NYC)

by Moto Yamamoto

Annual Sake Tasting & Lecture: Back to Basics! Tuesday, May 10 @ 6:30 pm Japan Society, NYC Every year, Japan Society hosts a sake lecture and tasting, inviting dozens of brewers from Japan. Over the years, we’ve covered so many topics on sake–from water, rice, milling, sake vessels, molds, to even bottling. Sake is becoming […]

October 19, 2010

Upcoming Event PSA: Kajitsu Chef + Elizabeth Andoh on Japan’s Vegetarian Tradition (NYC)

by Moto Yamamoto

Field to Table: The Role of Vegetables in Japanese Diet Monday, October 25 @ 6:30 pm Japan Society NYC Do you remember my post on Kajitsu, THE BEST vegan restaurant? Chef Nishihara just received TWO STARS from Michelin 2010! Just so you know, Eleven Madison only got one star, and Del Posto– which just received […]

June 2, 2010

PSA: Scrumptious Summer Seminar for Tri-State Teens (NYC)

by Moto Yamamoto

© Kenji Takigami Know any aspiring teenage chefs?  Although I’m slightly above the 12th grade cut off myself, I encourage all UmamimarTEENS in the greater New York area to take a look at Japan Society’s 11-day summer workshop Japanese Cuisine 101: Washoku in August, which focuses on health and wellness through Japanese food. During the […]