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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cake & Ginger Spice Marshmallow

Dear Friends, Thanksgiving is just around the corner…what will you be cooking? Whether you are hosting a dinner or contributing a dish, this delicious and easy pumpkin cake will be a winner! The recipe is one of my favorite seasonal sweet treats from Pastry Chef Manabu Inoue of Morimoto New York.   I hope you enjoy the […]

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Giving Is Sweet

Dear Friends, For the month of November, my Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia, PA will be donating 10% of all dessert sales to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Additionally, our pastry chef Thomas McCarthy has created a special Peanut Chew ice cream. We will be selling this special ice cream in pints and donating 100% of the revenues […]

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A Look Back at NYCWFF 2013

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had as much fun as I had this weekend! The Food Network‘s NYC Wine and Food Festival took place this past weekend and I was involved in three great events. On Friday night I hosted the “Rockin’ Dumplings and Rollin’ Sushi” presented by Eater at the Harvard Club. I had such a wonderful time singing karaoke and […]

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Vote Jessica Entzel for F&W People’s Best New Pastry Chef

UPDATE: Jessica Entzel, our pastry chef at Morimoto Napa, is nominated for Food & Wine People’s Best New Pastry Chef! VOTE FOR JESSICA HERE: http://ow.ly/jDHEA Jessica’s version of the “S’more” is the most popular dessert on the menu. It’s made with a dark chocolate feuilletine, smoked soy chocolate mousse, kurumitsu graham infused ice cream, vanilla marshmallow cream and dark […]

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Valentine’s Day in Japan & White Chocolate Sorbet

Dear Friends, Did you know that Valentine’s Day in Japan is the day for single women to tell one’s feeling to someone she is interested in with a gift of chocolate? It’s from women to men only! Men don’t give anything to women on Valentine’s Day in Japan. For couples, women are also supposed to give […]

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