September 20, 2010

Culinography: Conch Soup

by Erin Gleeson

I was recently on a little Caribbean island off the coast of Honduras for a friend’s wedding. This conch soup was made for the bride and groom the day after their wedding and served at a big family brunch.  Friends had caught the conch and picked coconuts on the island for the broth. It was […]

May 13, 2010

Japanify: How to Make Miso Soup

by Yoko Kumano

Last month, I took a relaxing trip to Pt. Reyes with one of the best books I have read this year, the Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was another one of my favorites this year). Although I felt like I kind of knew what Pollan’s deal was from hearsay, […]

February 23, 2010

Culinography: Meat the Butcher

by Erin Gleeson

Last week I was invited to dinner at the Farm on Adderley in Brooklyn and by chance there was a special dinner going on, so we signed up for it! The butchers from Fleisher’s in Kingston, NY were hosting the prix-fixe meal at a handful of communal tables in the back room. Their shop supplied […]

September 21, 2009

Duarte’s Tavern (Bay Area)

by Kayoko Akabori

Since moving back to California, I’m trying to branch out more and find new places to eat all over the Bay Area. A few weekends ago my parents and I took a nice drive out to Pescadero, a quaint little town out on the coast, just south of San Francisco. We had an awesome Umamiventure […]

July 8, 2009

Lazyass Cookin’: 8 Ingredients to Gazpacho (Traditional)

by Kayoko Akabori

I was inspired to make this when watching Jacques Pepin make it on his show the other day. He just made it look so easy- it’s a raw vegetable soup for god’s sake! No pots and pans- just your knife, peeler and food processor. It’s a lazyass cook’s call from heaven. I’m working at a […]

March 14, 2009

Portsmouth Seafood Chowder

by Payman Bahmani

I’m still hopeful that winter will make its curtain call as scheduled, despite the seemingly unrelenting frigidness of late. So to get through this late-stage frostiness I knew some hearty comfort food would be in order, and homemade chowder fit the bill. I used a recipe I had for Portsmouth Seafood Chowder from BG’s Boat […]

February 28, 2009

Rico’s Tacos (Ay Que Rico!)

by Payman Bahmani

Ever since Kayoko packed her bags and returned to the land of eternal sunshine and spotless minds, I’ve been having an ever-growing yearning to return to the good old days of the NY Umamiventure. In particular, I’ve been reliving and re-tasting in my mind the sultry sandwiches we ate during the Banh Mi Crawl, or […]

January 9, 2009

Tonjiru Miso Stew for the Cold Winter

by Kayoko Akabori

One of my new year resolutions is to cook more. I’m serious this time! Here’s something I made yesterday that is super easy, and perfect for the cold winter months. Oops, I’m in California where it’s 65 today. Sorry NYC suckas!!! Tonjiru is a Japanese dish, which is just miso soup with hearty vegetables, tofu […]

December 13, 2008

Borscht Borscht Borscht

by Irwin Chen

Probably one of the most labor intensive soups I’ve made next to home-made pho. I had this notion in my mind of borscht as a cold beet soup and therefore the thought never occurred to me to make it or like it. But Aya basically held a gun to my head and made me make […]