December 17, 2015

Umami Mart Gift Sets Make Holiday Shopping Easy Breezy

by Umami Mart Staff

We’ve put together a few gift sets to make holiday shopping super easy for you. But if none of these fit the bill, we’ve got several suggestions for presents $25 and under, $50 and under, and $100 and under. Or an Umami Mart Gift Card is a great way to shop for those you just don’t know what to […]

December 6, 2013

Holiday Shopping at Umami Mart!

by Kayoko Akabori

Hello dear Umami Mart readers and loyal devotees! Holiday season is among us and I hope you are all geared up for a month of lame office parties, drawn-out family dinners and awful white elephant gift exchanges. Nah, it’s not that bad, right? If there’s ever a time of year when it’s ok to be […]

November 21, 2012

Happy Holidays at Umami Mart

by Kayoko Akabori

The holidays are just around the corner, can you believe it??? I absolutely can not. It’s been a crazy year for us at Umami Mart, and it’s only about to get busier. I can’t even believe it’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, I have no idea what I’m cooking yet! Anyhow, we’ve put together some killer gift sets […]

December 17, 2010

Tap This: Holiday Brews

by CJ Mattiola

Ahhh the holidays! For me the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is always a huge rush. There’s always year end stuff to wrap up for work, on top of all the shopping and traveling. It can really burn you out. But every year I do look forward to taking a break and bellying up […]

December 16, 2009

Happy Hour: Flip Out

by Payman Bahmani

At some point very soon you’ll feel like you’ve filled your noggin with too much nog from all the holiday parties throughout the month. Before you reach the point where the three letter word ‘egg’ begins to conjure four letter word thoughts, I’d like to share with you a few recipes for delicious egg-based relatives […]

January 30, 2009

Happy Hour: Holiday Eggnog Redux

by Payman Bahmani

It’s still cold as hell (or would that be heaven, since it’s the opposite of hell?) here in NY, and spring’s still a distant dream. So I figured while I can’t speed up time, I can at least travel back to when the winter was bearable, and when the possibility of receiving free things was […]

December 30, 2008

Recession Christmas Eve Dinner

by Moto Yamamoto

Since Kayoko left NYC, I feel everyone is slacking from posting, including myself. I need someone to kick my butt to do anything, and not having Kayoko constantly telling me to “post post post”, it’s hard to write.. I’ve been cooking just like usual, but being lazy about documenting or writing about it. Since I’ve […]

December 25, 2008

Easy Peasy Amaretto Chocolate Truffles

by Kayoko Akabori

As usual, I am very behind on my gift-giving this year, so at the last minute, I decided to embark upon a chocolate truffle recipe sent over to me by Bonnie, Merriberry’s mama. It was quick, simple and easy- my three favorite words! This is what you’ll need, per Bonnie’s instructions. – 1 (11 1/2 […]

December 16, 2008

Happy Hour: Gingerbread Cocktail

by Payman Bahmani

I’m a big fan of eggnog during the holidays (homemade, not store bought), but when the vibe calls for something a bit lighter and more refreshing without losing the flavors essential to the season, make a Gingerbread Cocktail instead. Here’s the recipe:Gingerbread Cocktail1 part vodka1 part Domaine de Canton3 parts apple ciderSplash of fresh lemon […]