Last weekend on a warm Sunday evening in the woods we hosted A Forest Fiesta in honor of the recent opening of the Umami Mart shop in Oakland. Guests who came were contributors and supporters of Umami Mart and all brought amazing things to share. Mike made some amazing pao de queijo aka brazilian cheese bread (I need to try this recipe!);Kishi brought his delicious home made cheez-its (based on Mark Bittman’s recipe); and Anders made his incredible Strawberry Pavlova for dessert.
Umami Mart started as a food blog in 2007 and I am lucky to have been a contributor since the beginning -- it has blossomed not only into a brick-and-mortar shop, but into a community of cooks, artists and friends.
All photos and illustration by © Erin Gleeson and originally posted on The Forest Feast.