If you've been following along on the blog or Placewares' social media, you know we are big fans of Morihiro Onodera, our friend and sushi chef, ceramicist, and rice cultivator extraordinaire.
In fact, we are the exclusive retailer for his ceramic vessels, which can be used for everything from gravy server to soup bowl to salt cellar (just three uses we've put them to).
We also carry Mori's Rice - the result of years of experimentation in places as diverse as Sacramento and Uruguay. This sushi-grade rice is the best we have ever tasted - and our customers tell us they feel the same.
Now, we are so pleased to see this RAVE review of Mori's culinary skills in the Los Angeles Times. Famed food writer Jonathan Gold is effusive in his praise for Mori's cooking at Shiki in Beverly Hills. Read it for yourself here.
And if you want one of Mori's beautiful ceramic pieces for yourself - or if you want to add Mori's Rice to your pantry - we think you should treat yourself!