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First Look: Ice Cream Take-Out at Morimoto, Philadelphia

Sweets Emily Teel Post a comment

For many, a meal at Morimoto is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, something to be saved up for and savored, but seven years into his tenure as Morimoto's head pastry chef, Thomas McCarthy is bridging the divide between the elegant and the everyday by offering his handmade, small batch ice creams by the pint for take out. More

Celebrating Japanese Food at the CIA's Worlds of Flavor Conference in Napa

Jay Friedman 4 comments

The 39 Japanese chefs who came to the Culinary Institute of America's Napa Valley campus joined other culinary experts to sell their love of Japanese food. Panelists included Ruth Reichl, Harold McGee, David Chang, Iron Chef Morimoto, and many Japanese culinary legends. Food is clearly serious business in Japan, particularly seafood. We learned that while Japan is smaller than California, due to its coastal jaggedness, it has fifty percent more coastline the entire United States. More

Lunch Whistle Review: Morimoto

New York Ed Levine 8 comments

At lunchtime, Morimoto is a relaxed, comfortable contemporary Japanese restaurant serving big plates of reasonably priced food made with top quality ingredients. More

Morimoto's Cookbook Can Be Yours This Weekend

Ed Levine Closed

There are certain cookbooks that are as much coffee table books as much as anything else. The French Laundry Cookbook comes to mind immediately as one of those cookbooks rarely used but fun to look through. Food porn is the term often thrown around about books like this. Well, we've got a first-class piece of food porn to give away this weekend, seven copies of Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking, courtesy of the good folks at DK. Its author, Masaharu Morimoto, will be recognizable to fans of Iron Chef America, on which he appears. The photos are stunning, and recipes like the Caramelized Sweet Potato and Angry Chicken seem quick, simple and eminently doable. To win this elegant... More

The week's best bites

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

It was a week of memorable bites: The prosciutto balls at Joe's Superette on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens. There's still very little else on the shelves in the store, but those creamy, tangy, peppery, crunchy prosciutto balls rock. And... More

I'm down seventeen pounds! It's a great day.

New York Ed Levine Post a comment

I got on the scale with a fair amount of trepidation this morning. Last night I went to a party Gourmet threw for its 65th birthday at the new Morimoto at Tenth Avenue and 16th Street. The place is completely... More

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