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Cuisine in View: Himono

I had thought I had experienced a lot of Japanese cuisine, but when a coworker had asked me to go with him to a Himono style restaurant, I was intrigued. What was that? Himono is a style of preparing fish by first drying the fish and then later grilling it. A Himono-ya is a restaurant that specializes in the preparation of Himono meals (the ya being something that denotes a store or place/person that specializes in a particular business) The art of himono is actually has a long history in Japanese cuisine. Actually large numbers of societies that were sea-faring or fish eating had specialized in the drying and preservation of fish. Before refrigeration this was often the only way...

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