December 7, 2015

Upcoming Event: Our Annual Hanukkah Party with The Forest Feast

by Kayoko Akabori

Happy Hanukkah everyone! We are so excited to announce our FOURTH ANNUAL Hanukkah celebration at Umami Mart. What?!? A Hanukkah party at Umami Mart??? That makes no sense! Despite the skepticism, we host this party each year with our good friends Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast and her husband, Rabbi Jack. It is a […]

December 11, 2014

Upcoming Event: 3rd Annual Latkes + Lager Hanukkah Party

by Kayoko Akabori

It’s Hanukkah next week! You know what that means… our festive and cozy annual soiree with Erin Gleeson of The Forest Feast and Rabbi Jack! As always, we’ll have plenty of He’Brew beer and latkes; and just like last year, we’ll be having this party in our San Francisco shop inside The Perish Trust. WHAT: […]

November 27, 2013

Upcoming Event: Latkes + Lager: 2nd Annual Umami Mart Hannukah Party (SF)

by Kayoko Akabori

Last year we hosted a Hannukah party with Erin of The Forest Feast, and her husband Rabbi Jon, in our first year of business in Oakland. It was a peaceful evening, and the first time I ever lit a menorah! The event was meaningful to us and we decided to make it an annual event. […]

December 10, 2012

The Forest Feast: Happy Hanukkah!

by Erin Gleeson

Upcoming Event: Hanukkah Party This Wednesday

by Kayoko Akabori

Happy Hanukkah everyone! We’re throwing a celebration this Wednesday on the fifth night. Our good friend Rabbi Jack Prosnit will be here to light the menorah and hang out with us. And of course, there will be food + drinks — latkes by Lizzy of Greasebox and hot sake by Takara. Yup, it’s kosher! WHAT: […]

December 28, 2011

Forest Feast: Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

by Erin Gleeson

In honor of this last day of Hanukkah, I made sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Believe it or not, this is a Hanukkah tradition, right along with latkes (potato pancakes). This was the first time I’d made them so I used Martha Stewart’s recipe. They came out great! *This post first appeared on Erin Gleeson’s website Forest Feast […]

December 21, 2011

Culinography: Happy Chanukkah!

by Erin Gleeson

Chanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday and festival of lights, started last night!  We light a new candle on the menorah every evening after sundown. I will be making the traditional latkes (potato pancakes), like I do every year, and I plan to attempt making sufganiyot (jelly donuts!) from scratch. I’ll let you know how that […]