October 28, 2016

It’s the Great Pumpkin Bitters, Charlie Brown!

by Umami Mart Staff

Make yourself the ultimate autumn-flavored drink with Pumpkin Bitters. This seasonal infusion is made by Workhorse Rye, a San Francisco-based distiller. Using five different types of organic heirloom pumpkins from La Tercera Farms, Workhorse Rye roasts and macerates them with a melange of spices and flavorings, including sage, chamomile, rosemary, rooibos, green cardamom, cinnamon, cacao, and vanilla. Together, these flavors are all infused […]

December 17, 2013

MOTOism: Living on Deadlines

by Moto Yamamoto

Apologies for my long absence, my life has been a bit chaotic. As you know, I teach cooking classes to Japanese ladies (some gents), and temaki sushi-making class for Americans. The sushi class is pretty consistent since I follow the same routine for each session, but coming up with recipes for the Japanese class occupies […]

November 1, 2013

Japanify: Steamed Kabocha with a Protein Boost

by Yoko Kumano

The markets are exploding with pumpkins and other squash — which means, autumn is here! I always look forward to this time of year because I like bundling up, wearing my hair down and cozying up on the couch with all kinds of tea. My favorite squash to work with is kabocha. Its sweet flesh […]