Chef’s Choice!

by Mari on September 10, 2015


Top Chefs Reveal Secrets to Culinary Success

Chef’s Choice is a collection of 22 mini memoirs that is at once an inspiration for aspiring student, professional, and home chefs as well as an insightful and entertaining behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to succeed in the hyper-competitive restaurant and hospitality industry. Since Saori Kawano opened Korin Japanese Trading, a NYC restaurant supply company, in 1982, she has made friends with many of the world’s most accomplished chefs, several of whom agreed to share with her the elements that make up their culinary and business success. In their own words, these kitchen luminaries tell about their influences and mentors, the techniques and Japanese ingredients that inspire them, tools they can’t work without, their unflagging devotion to the most stringent standards of service, and the pivotal role Japanese food culture has played in their cuisine and professional development. Like no other book, Chef’s Choice explains how Japanese food culture has changed culinary education and set new standards for Western cuisine, professional kitchens, and the modern dining experience.


Nobu Matsuhisa • David Bouley • Eric Ripert • Marcus Samuelsson • Michael Romano • Lee Anne Wong • Michael Anthony • Wylie Dufresne • Toshio Suzuki • Ben Pollinger • Toni Robertson • Eddy Leroux • Nils Norén • Yosuke Suga • Shinichiro Takagi • Suvir Saran • David Myers • Noriyuki Sugie • Elizabeth Andoh • Barry Wine • James Wierzelewski • Ben Flatt


Saori Kawano is the founder and president of Korin Japanese Trading Corp. and the founder of The Gohan Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the exchange of culinary culture between Japan and the United States.

Don Gabor is a professional speaker, networking expert, and the author of 12 books published by Simon & Schuster, Random House, McGraw-Hill, and others. The New Yorker called Don “a gifted conversationalist.”

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Open on Memorial Day

by Wendy on May 27, 2016

We are open on Memorial Day from 10am-6pm! Come visit us and save 20% off all case binchotan charcoal & stock up with buy 10 cases get an additional case free! Stock up for the long BBQ weekend!



Taste the rainbow!

May 26, 2016

Taste the rainbow! Re-sharing photo from Chef Chris beautiful Nenox collection. Thank you for your support!

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Jet Rice Washer demonstration

May 25, 2016

A demonstration on how to use the Jet Rice Washer (TK-102-14). This machine can wash 50 cups of rice in 2-4 minutes.

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Beautiful presentation from Indian Accent

May 25, 2016

Re-sharing photo from Indian Accent Beautiful presentation of soy keema, quail egg, lime leaf butter pao in Korin’s brown spiral lidded bowl

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Nenohi Wa

May 24, 2016

The Nenohi Wa-series is one of the newest line of Nenohi brand knives. These elegant knives feature a high carbon stain resistant alloy 70:30 western blade on a traditional Japanese magnolia wood handle with a water buffalo horn bolster. Highly recommended for those who enjoy the larger traditional Japanese handles but prefer a western style blade. [...]

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Summer is right around the corner!

May 19, 2016

Summer is right around the corner! SAVE 20% OFF KONRO GRILLS AND CASE CHARCOAL. Stock up on charcoal with buy 10 cases get 1 case free! Shop now in-store and online!

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The Franklin Room – house-made Melon Frozen Yogurt

May 18, 2016

A great looking dish belongs on a canvas! Re-sharing photo from The Franklin Room. New house-made Melon Frozen Yogurt with cantaloupe, honeydew, whipped cream and cocoa powder in Korin’s Mikage Stone Lidded Bowl.

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Nenohi Blue Steel #2 Honyaki Full Mirror Finished Yanagi with Red Bone Handle

May 17, 2016

Custom made Nenohi Blue Steel #2 Honyaki Full Mirror Finished Yanagi with Red Bone Handle for Chef Chris

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Premium Japanese Tea now available

May 16, 2016

New Arrival! Premium Japanese Tea now available in store only! 5 different tea available: Macha, Hojicha, Genmaicha, Sencha and Gyokuro.

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