September 10, 2015

Best Kept Secret: Old Oakland Farmers Market

by Yoko Kumano

Every Friday, half a block away from Umami Mart along 9th Street at Broadway, the Old Oakland Farmers Market attracts all the locals. With Chinatown across the street, we are lucky to have a farmers market with a lot of Asian produce. From Thai basil to winter melon, the Old Oakland farmers market meshes together […]

October 29, 2012

Forest Feast: Caramelized Onion Pizza

by Erin Gleeson

I loooove onions that are slow cooked with balsamic vinegar. Red or white onions work. Cook them at a medium/low temperature for a long time, at least 20 minutes, until all the liquid is gone and they start to get very soft and a little golden/caramelized. If they need more time, you can always add […]

September 25, 2012

MOTOism: Farewell to Summer: Corn 2 Ways

by Moto Yamamoto

Summer is over, but I like the beginning of the autumn. I can finally wear layers, and the chill in the morning and evening is comforting. And knitting season starts just about now! Although the food supply has lost seasonality in many ways and we can basically find almost any ingredient, any day of the […]

April 25, 2011

ReCPY: Ramps, The Sign of Spring

by Moto Yamamoto

When you see ramps at the Greenmarket, it is a sign that spring is here. These delicacies are only available for short period of time. I discovered this awesome plant last year, and its flavor of onion, garlic, scallion, mixed all into one is very nice. When you go to upscale restaurants around this time […]