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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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Nenox Petty with Giraffe Bone Handle!

by Wendy on September 3, 2015

Custom special made Nenox Petty with Giraffe Bone Handle for one of our staff members!



How to light Binchotan charcoal

by Wendy on September 2, 2015

Allow the Binchotan charcoal sit over a direct flame for 30 minutes to an hour. Korin recommends using a binchotan starter pan for convenience. Fan the charcoal to heat faster.

Binchotan charcoal has become so popular lately that it is fast becoming a precious commodity. Its veteran makers are aging, and as supplies of ubame oak, the traditional raw material for it, dwindle, evergreen oak is now increasingly used instead. Prices are rising, and charcoal dealers in Japan predict that Binchotan will disappear in as little as 10 years.



Featuring the NEW Non Slip Stainless Kitchen Scissors

August 27, 2015

15% Off Selected Kitchenware throughout August! Featuring the NEW Non Slip Stainless Kitchen Scissors. One of the most essential tools for any professional is an excellent pair of all purpose kitchen scissors. Korin’s non-slip stainless steel kitchen scissors are ideal for a variety of cutting tasks. These durable pair of kitchen scissors come apart easily [...]

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Featuring the NEW Set of 3 Plating Tweezers

August 24, 2015

15% Off Selected Kitchenware throughout August! Featuring the NEW Set of 3 Plating Tweezers. This set of plating tweezers are perfect for working with delicate ingredients. Equally well suited for removing hard to reach fish bones and arranging small, sensitive ingredients such as micro-greens, these versatile tweezers have a reputation for precision and control. MAKE [...]

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Featuring our NEW Fan for Konro Grills!

August 21, 2015

Featuring our NEW Fan for Konro Grills! One of the biggest merits to using binchotan is that it produces consistent heat that can be easily controlled. It will get hotter while being fanned, and resume to previous temperature once you stop fanning. Use this large festive red fan to impress guests and utilize binchotan charcoal [...]

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Featuring the NEW Dual Kitchen Timer

August 18, 2015

15% Off Selected Kitchenware throughout August! Featuring the NEW Dual Kitchen Timer. Timing is everything when it comes to perfectly cooked meals. The Dual Kitchen Timer allows you to multitask without accidentally forgetting. Not only is the dual timer convenient for the busy commercial kitchen, but it also features a magnetic backing and hanging tab [...]

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August 13, 2015

NEW LOOK FOR OUR KNIFE BAG! Our classic 8-piece knife bag is now back, and with Korin’s logo on it too! Grab yours today! MAKE IT YOURS: http://korin.com/8pcs-Knife-Bag-Black

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Set of 2 Ile des Pins Teacups with Jacques Torres Wicked Hot Chocolate: Happy Friday Sale 2.3.12 – 2.16.12

February 3, 2012

Happy Friday everyone! We will be having a 2 week special, featuring: Set of 2 Ile des Pins Teacups with Jacques Torres Wicked Hot Chocolate (18 oz tin). Available from February 3rd to February 16th with 40% off. May you and your significant other enjoy each others company as you drink your cup of hot [...]

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Togiharu PRO

January 9, 2012

Togiharu PRO We are proud to announce Misono’s very first collaboration with another brand! Although the material used is similar to the Misono 440, the edge retention of the Togiharu PRO alls between the Misono 440 and the UX10, due to how the the Togiharu PRO is hand finished using a better steel than the [...]

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