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Fiona Uyema

Having studied Japanese and spent three years studying and working in Japan, Fiona Uyema’s love of the Japanese language, culture and cuisine is innate. Her book ‘Japanese Food Made Easy’ introduces basic Japanese ingredients, Japanese dining etiquette and easy to follow Japanese home style recipes.

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How to Make Matcha Pancakes

If you're celebrating Shrove Tuesday in Japan, these fluffy "fuwa fuwa" matcha pancakes are easy to make and even easier to eat. Happy Pancake Day everyone!

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How to Make Japanese Purple Stir Fry

Add a little color to tonight's dinner with this on-trend recipe.

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How to Make Chirashizushi

Serve up the one type of sushi Japanese families typically make at home. Perfect for the New Year celebrations!

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How to Make a Christmas Matcha Log

Matcha and strawberries turn this roll cake into a festive fusion dessert for a very merry Japanese Christmas.

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How to Make Japanese Spaghetti with Meatballs

Try this Japanese take on the classic Italian-American dish for a comforting winter meal.

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How to Make Nikujaga (Meat and Potato Stew)

With winter coming faster than expected, nothing beats good ol' meat and potatoes. Try this easy recipe for the Japanese version, known as nikujaga.

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How to Make Japanese Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Make use of that leftover pumpkin with this super simple roasted pumpkin seeds recipe.

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How to Make Kaki Fruit Tart

Make the most of fall fruit with this simple persimmon and white chocolate cream tart recipe. We're drooling.

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How to Make A Lunch Bento

Making a bento is one of the best ways to keep lunch healthy and fun, especially if you've got kids. Fiona shares her tips and favorite recipes for bringing a bit of Japan to your midday meal.

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How to Make Japanese Festival Foods: Yakisoba

Yakisoba is one of the easiest festival foods to make at home outside of Japan. Try this quick recipe for a taste of Japanese matsuri, wherever you are in the world.

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How to Make Japanese Festival Foods: Okonomiyaki

The food you get at festivals in Japan is downright amazing so why not recreate your favorites at home? Try this easy recipe for a much-loved matsuri classic: okonomiyaki.

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How to Make Salmon Teriyaki and Miso Soup

Learn how to make staple Japanese dishes at home with our new "How to Make" series. First up: salmon teriyaki and miso soup.

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