tools and techniques


May 30, 2016

Hario V60 Iced Coffee Maker: Cold Brew, Shorts, and Summer

by Yoko Kumano

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Kayoko and I test every product we place in the store. We have to love it, use it, and find a place for it in our kitchens.

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April 11, 2016

Japanify: How to Make Matcha

by Yoko Kumano

The first time I learned how to make matcha was from my grandmother, Baba-chan, in Tokyo.

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September 22, 2014

Casa de Kei: How to Clean + Season Cast Iron Like a PRO

by Kayoko Akabori

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My brother Keisuke, aka Casa de Kei, is a pro. He went to culinary school, paid his dues as sous chef at Spago in Beverly Hills, and is now working alongside our father (also a chef) at Sushi Kuni restaurant in Cupertino, CA.

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