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Yakimono refers to "Grilled food" in Japanese. Also, Yakimono refers to broiling, pan-frying and baking in Japanese. Yakimono or broiling in Japan is a very early form of cooking that dates from way back. Yakimono is broadly divided into two (2) categories based on how the food is cooked or the heating method: Direct broiling and Indirect broiling. (1) Direct Broiling involves cooking food under or over a naked flame, using skewers or wire mesh. (2) Indirect Broiling means that foods are cooked by putting a metal or stone between the heat source and the ingredients, or by wrapping in paper or foil prior to broiling. Proper skewering techniques and controlling the heat are important elements for successful Yakimono. Yakimono is also categorized based on Preparation Method: (1) Salt-broiling: the basis of all other broiling (2) Tare-Yaki: broiling while basting or brushing on a sauce. "Teriyaki " is a variety of Tare-yaki. (3) Tsuke-Yaki: broiling foods that have been pickled in a sake paste or miso paste prior to broiling (4) "Cosmetic" broiling: this broiling method affects the look of the dish, and involves the use of egg yolk, sea urchin roe, sesame seeds, etc.

Yakitori is a Japanese dish of skewered chicken and vegetable chunks that are marinated and grilled. Japan's version of Kebabs.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) refers to an aromatic herb that is native to native to Europe and Asia and naturalized in North America and most other countries throughout the world. Yarrow is very common along roadsides and in old fields, pastures, and meadows in the eastern and central United States and Canada. This plant has leaves which are are used as an herb - used as a spice or to flavor omelettes, stews and salads. It is also used to make tea. The dry herb (stem, leaves and flower) are has a strong sage flavor. Moreover, Yarrow is a very valuable medicinal herb, with much scientific evidence of use in alternative medicine. Yarrow's other common names are: Milfoil, Old Man's Pepper, Soldier's Woundwort, Knight's Milfoil, Thousand Weed, Nose Bleed, Carpenter's Weed, Bloodwort, or Staunchweed. Here is a Recipe for Yarrow Aromatic Tea: To 1 tsp. dried herb add 1 cup boiling water, steep for 10 min. sweeten to taste. Take at bedtime.

Yassa refers to a marinade prepared in Senegal with lemon, onion and chili peppers. Usually enjoyed with chicken and rice. Yassa au Poulet is one example of a Yassa dish which is made from chicken fried with onions then simmered in the marinade. Another dish is called Poisson Yassa.
Yatakelt shorbu refers to a spicy Ethiopian vegetable stew.
- Yaupon (Tea) : Yaupon refers to a tea made by the native Americans from the leaves of a plant similar to holly called Yapon leaves. Yaupon Tea is also called South Sea Islands Tea.

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