February 27, 2017

10 Years of the Umami Mart Blog

by Kayoko Akabori

We are celebrating 10 years of Umami Mart’s blog this year. I get verklempt thinking about it. People often ask, “Did you ever expect that Umami Mart would become what it is today?” Some people think it was all in the plan from the beginning. HA! We started, and continued, the blog for pure FUN. We […]

February 15, 2017

Sake Gumi News: Extra Dry + Japanify (February 2017)

by Yoko Kumano

February sakes ship today for Sake Gumi, our monthly sake subscription club. If you like what’s on deck here, you should join! This month at Umami Mart, we are celebrating our very first publication, a recipe zine titled Japanify All Day. It’s a compilation of 21 simple Japanese recipes that I created for home cooks. I started […]

November 25, 2016

Now You Can Japanify All Day!

by Umami Mart Staff

If you’re a regular reader of the Umami Mart blog, you’re probably familiar with Japanify, a monthly column written by Yoko featuring Japanese recipes. Upon moving back to the Bay Area after five years of living in Tokyo, Yoko started Japanify as a way of documenting her vibrant food memories from Japan, and reproducing these dishes using locally-found ingredients that […]