I am so sorry for only posting the answers tonight and for being so scarce in visiting, but my two beautiful nieces from Holland is visiting us, so I am spending most of my time with them.
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1. What is the Persian dish, called Tahdig?
A – Tahdig is a specialty of Persian and Mesopotamian foods consisting of crisp rice taken from the bottom of the pot in which the rice is cooked. The name comes from a Persian word meaning “bottom of the pot”. Ingredients commonly added to tahdig include yogurt and saffron, bread, potato and tomato. Variations on ‘Tahdig’ include placing thin vegetable slices at the bottom of the pot, so they crisp up instead of the rice. Common vegetables include potato and carrots. Iranians also apply this ‘crisping’ method to spaghetti as well, providing a crisp spaghetti base.
2. What are the main ingredients of a daube?
A – A Provencal daube (named for the French braising pan, daubière) is a long-cooked dish, usually made with inexpensive beef. Allow plenty of time for the meat to simmer in red wine. A chuck roast weighing between four and five pounds can take four hours to cook. Make the dish the day before, let it cool, skim off the fat, and reheat it the following day. To this simmering pot, add the pared rind and juice of a navel orange, if you like. You can also make a daube with a bottle of white wine. Serve with mashed potatoes.
3. What does ‘almondegas’, ‘keftedes’, ‘kyufte’ and ‘bakso’ have in common?
A – It is the name of meatballs in different countries.
4. What is sumac?
A – Sumac is a spice with a tart flavor that is very nice sprinkled on fish, chicken, over salad dressings, rice pilaf, or over raw onions. Try substituting in any dish on which you might squeeze fresh lemon juice.
5. What is Ghooreh?
A – Ghooreh is a variety of unripened pickled sour grapes commonly eaten and used in Persian cooking.
6. What did the ancient Greeks called “foods of the gods”?
A – Mushrooms
7. What is the main ingredient of galettes?
A – Buckwheat flour.
8. What is a spat?
A – A spat is a baby oyster.
9. Cavendish, Williams and Lady fingers are varieties of which fruit?
A – Bananas
10. Where did Paneer Tika Masala originate from?
A – India