Saturday, 4 August 2007

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I have been obsessing with Z z z z z z z z all week. For Nupur A-Z series of course. So I looked in my Larousse Gastronmique. I love that book, it is a cook’s bible.

Here are some of what I found (I have left out things like Zampone; made from pig’s trotters!).

Zabaglione is a light foamy Italian dessert made from egg yolk, wine and sugar.

Zafaran is kesar, saffron is stigma of a crocus flower, more expensive than gold in weight to weight basis

Zamorano cheese comes from Zamorano in Spain, made from sheep milk, it is similar to manchego cheese with a nutty flavour.

Zatar is a Middle Eastern spice mix of thyme, sumac and sesame seeds, it is believed to be good for the brain, apparently children are given this on a slice of bread before an exam or tests!!

Zest is the rind of citrus fruit containing aromatic oils, lemon or orange are commonly used,

Zinfandel, is a variety of grape which is used for wine.

Zingara is a sauce made with tomatoes and paprika, zingara means ‘gipsy’ in Italian

Ziti is a thick tubular pasta, ziti means fiancée, and is apparently traditionally served at Italian weddings.

Zucchini is courgette. We call it courgette and the Americans call it zucchini

Zuppa Ingles, literally means English soup is in fact a dessert very similar to trifle, it is made sponge cake, soaked in rum, layered with cream and custard.

So I have a bit of a choice………… too much choice! By the end of today I will have made something, don’t what yet! And this time I will not miss-type Nupur email address, and not get my dish on the A-Z list!!

7 comments:

sunita said...

That's a lot of 'z'dy recipes...you'll be spoilt for choice.

Asha said...

Great ZZZZZZZ's!!! I would have made Ziti dish easily but we are supposed to stick with Indian stuff!Can't wait to see what you come up with.See you later alligator!:))

Nupur said...

What a lovely collection of delicious Z food words! And I can see many that I never thought of :)
I did not know that about ziti! Very interesting fact! Many of these are certainly going to make it to the round-up and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

musical said...

Great list! Looking forward to your pick for A-Z :).

and i love Zataar!

Tee said...

Zrilliant! ;) This is real extensive research work, you have done...looking forward to your recipe. :)

Saju said...

thank you. I better get busy if I am to make anything!

Jyothi said...

Excellent collection of zzzzzzzzzzs. Very interesting facts and lovely words. Thanks for sharing.

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