Author Archives: Sarah Fatemi

October 14, 2011

Confessions of a Pizzahead: Mother Dough (LA)

by Sarah Fatemi

Remember when I said I started making my own pizza because I hadn’t found any in Los Angeles that really fit the bill? Well I am happy to report that this is no longer the case. Not only does it seem like the urban food movement is making its way through a wood-fired revival, but […]

September 23, 2011

Confessions of a Pizzahead: DIY Dough

by Sarah Fatemi

I think it’s safe to say that I have officially become a pizzahead. After moving from San Francisco to Los Angeles and trying a few different wood-fired pizza places out, along with being given some pretty ridiculous suggestions on par with the bowling alley pizza party fare I had as a child, I had come […]

July 29, 2011

Jerkey’s Korner: Frenchified (A Memoir)

by Sarah Fatemi

My trip to France was my first international experience ever. As much as I tried to prepare, there really is just no preparing for the unknown. From walking a mile underground in between each subway line to the reality of the hotel rooms, everything seemed to be more difficult than I had anticipated. What do […]

July 8, 2011

Jerkey’s Korner: Idyllic Liguria

by Sarah Fatemi

When I say Liguria, I’m talking about the Ligurian coast in the Italian Riviera. Topographically different from the rest of Italy, the coastline is scattered with mountainous cliffs that drop straight down into the ocean, and hidden beaches are nestled away in unspoiled coves. Idyllic Santa Margherita and Portofino were the two stops for us […]

June 24, 2011

Jerkey’s Korner: The Formaggio of Firenze

by Sarah Fatemi

I’m really glad we made it to Florence before the Jersey Invasion dropped a gang of guidettes into the birthplace of Michelangelo. Although I’m sure they feel quite at home amongst the various Guess stores and Footlockers, I was disappointed that there is no legitimate shopping in this city. But I did have two of […]

June 10, 2011

Jerkey’s Korner: Under the Tuscan Sun + Moon

by Sarah Fatemi

There’s nothing more gag-inducing to me than Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun, yet there is nothing that made me feel more like Diane Lane than actually being “under the Tuscan sun”. Ok, I admit. I did fantasize about buying a rundown villa, driving to the beach in my vintage Karmann Ghia, making embarrassing […]

May 27, 2011

Jerkey’s Korner: The Victuals of Venice

by Sarah Fatemi

*Dear Martians, please welcome the newest addition to the Umamimart Familia, Jerkey. She is based in LA, and a good friend of Umamimart writer Sarah Nevada and Yoko’s cousin (and loyal reader) Tomo. We first met at the San Pedro Fish Market Umamiventure, back in June last year, and she is a huge pizzahead. She’ll […]