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Hiroshima, Japan
Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019

Chew on this, America! School lunch in Japan

Dan Moeller tells us why he thinks America has a few things to learn from Japan when it comes to school lunches and health education.

Restauranteer Report: 45 Bis あわ

Join Gavin Bingë and his Hiroshima Restauranteers as they indulge in and review the best cuisine the prefecture has to offer. First report, the charming Italian restaurant, 45 Bis あわ.

Recipe Time: Nikujaga

When the weather is cold, nothing is better than having a warm, tasty treat to keep your spirits up. In this month's recipe time, we have the Japanese traditional food Nikujaga. A warm and filling meal, straight from "mother's kitchen". Check out Stephen Crawford's article here.

Recipe: Pickled rakkyo

I am addicted to pickled rakkyo. Half small onion and half garlic tsukemono, rakkyo is a crunchy delight that you can prepare easily at home. The end of May is the official rakkyo pickling season, so let's get pickling!

Mexican Wedding Cookies: A Taste of Mexico

From an early age, my mom taught me the language of food, its power as a bond within family, between cultures, and, when done...

Sand, Seafood, and Sightseeing – A Trip to Tottori

While Tottori is not the first thing that comes to peoples’ minds when they think of tourism in Japan, Kathy Rice shares her travels around the Tottori Sand Dunes, a destination gradually gaining popularity around Japan.

Seasonal Eating in Japan: Dried Persimmons

Wondering what to do with that big pile of persimmons a co-worker gave you? Drying persimmons is super easy and they're really delicious! Here's how to do it.

Ikizukuri: Now that’s some fresh fish

We travel to experience different cultures and traditions, from unique and wonderful customs to weird and exciting foods. One such food that you might choose to enjoy literally alive on your plate when you visit Japan is ikizukuri. Roughly translated as “prepared alive,” ikizukuri denotes the freshest fish you will ever find as the chef prepares sashimi by taking a fish straight from the tank without killing it first. Forget sushi; this controversial food invites consumers to select which raw fish to devour and then watch as it stares back at them from the plate.

Easy Rice Cooker Cake Recipe

No oven? No worries! This simple recipe for rice-cooker cake can be adapted in many ways. It is perfect for birthdays.

Touring Japan’s wine country of Yamanashi

Way back in 2004, a little movie called Sideways put California's wine makers center stage, prompting people across America to take interest in wine culture. This October, a Japanese version of the movie, also named Sideways, will appear in Japanese cinemas. Oddly, the Japanese version also takes place in California, forsaking the numerous wineries across Japan. While the characters in the movie travel all the way to California to wet their palates with wine, it's much easier for the rest of us to try out the wonderful wineries of Yamanashi prefecture.