September 22, 2014

Casa de Kei: How to Clean + Season Cast Iron Like a PRO

by Kayoko Akabori

My brother Keisuke, aka Casa de Kei, is a pro. He went to culinary school, paid his dues as sous chef at Spago in Beverly Hills, and is now working alongside our father (also a chef) at Sushi Kuni restaurant in Cupertino, CA. He came over this weekend and we worked on some “kitchen projects” […]

May 1, 2013

Kayo’s Kitchen

by Kayoko Akabori

Remember when Umami Mart used to be really raunchy and we used to talk about all our 20-something woes? It was so fun. We would bitch and moan about what we felt were Very Important Topics. Well, we’re 30-somethings now and while life is not more exciting, things have certainly changed. We’re grown-ups! Which doesn’t […]

June 4, 2012

ReCPY: New Home, New Kitchen

by Moto Yamamoto

Sorry for my long absence. I’ve been quite busy, as we were preparing to move into a new apartment, so cooking time for me was pretty limited for a while. Now I am finally settled (well, after a day), and I am ready to start cooking. Our kitchen in Chelsea was nice, but it was […]

September 15, 2010

Skankynavia: My Mom’s Kitchen

by Anders Arhoj

It’s finally fall in Denmark, everything is moody, rainy, rotting and falling apart. It’s my favourite part of the year. This weekend I jumped on the train and 6 hours later I got out at the other end of the country. My parents live far away from everything– two km to the nearest neighbour. So […]