February 25, 2013

The Forest Feast: Hamentashen for Purim

by Erin Gleeson

Jonathan’s brother and his wife Arielle came to visit last weekend from New York. The weather was gorgeous so we did a little late afternoon baking on the deck with a glass of wine! Arielle is a fabulous baker and this is her recipe for hamentashen. These cookies are traditionally made for Purim, a Jewish […]

November 6, 2012

MOTOism: Raisinwich is the New Macaron

by Moto Yamamoto

I don’t know about what’s going on in your city, but these days, NYC is filled with macaron shops. Sure some tastes better than others, but if you throw a stone, and it will hit a macaron shop or two. For the amount of effort you put in to make perfect macarons, I am slowly […]

May 20, 2011

Super Faminto: The Cookie Shop Brings More Than Just Cookies (São Paulo)

by Bryan Sanders

After getting canned without reason, the day after her maternity leave was up, Paula Cinini was not sure what to do; she had always worked as a journalist. To find some solace in this devastating situation, and cope with her mother’s passing, Paula dug up her mother’s old, partly-burned, worn recipe book and began baking. […]

November 9, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Lyons Biscuits and Cakes

by Sakura Gooneratne

Lyons used to operate teahouses all over England in the early 20th century, only to begin shutting them down in the 1980s. To my eternal regret, I arrived in England too late to visit them. These teahouses turn up in all sorts of novels, especially before, during and after the war. In a bleak social […]

March 30, 2009

Kumquat Cookies – Signs of Adulthood

by Moto Yamamoto

I was a cake decorator last week, and I went out in drag this weekend. I needed to relax and do what I do the best, cooking and baking to calm my tired self. I found a recipe for lemon cookies, and went to a store to buy lemons, where I saw pretty orange colored […]

February 3, 2009

An Umami Mart First: HOSPITAL FOOD

by Kayoko Akabori

As my introductory post, I would like to tread upon virgin Umami Mart territory… DUN DUN DUN… *HOSPITAL FOOD*! Perhaps it doesn’t have the allure of airplane foodstuffs, but hospital food is interesting in a way that one day you might have to visit your grammy there or maybe you end up there after partying […]

December 15, 2008

Holiday Cookie Decorating Party

by Moto Yamamoto

Every year around this time, I am in Japan for half business and half vacation. But this year’s financial crisis has hit my work pretty badly, and my travel budget got cut. Hence, I will stay in New York this year. After Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking about how I am going to spend the holiday […]

August 27, 2008

Yamahomo Brand Launching

by Moto Yamamoto

What do you think? I made raisin-wiches last night. These are quite famous in Japan. The cookie is almost similar to short bread, and cream consists of Italian meringue, butter, and plump raisins. Sandwich in the decadent cream, wait for a night, and it’s a damn good raisinwich. Because of its rectangular shape, I thought […]