A to Z Food Vocabulary or “Z is for Zwieback”

There are a great many food related words that even I’m not sure of entirely.  I’ll be doing a letter a day, going over some of the more interesting words, processes, procedures, and vocabulary for the determined foodie.  We’ll both be learning something I’m sure.  Today we’re finishing up this little exercise and delving into all the tasty (or just food related) words that start with the letters “X, Y and Z.”

Xanthan Gum - Xanthan gum is used as a thickener and emulsifier in dairy products, salad dressings, and other foods. It’s made from corn sugar.A to Z Vocabulary or Z for Zwieback

Yakitori - Japanese term that means “grilled,” usually refers to skewered chicken pieces but can be other meats and veggies.A to Z Vocabulary or Z for Zwiebeck

Yellow Chiles - The general term to describe these is “Güero chile” which refers to varieties such as the Santa Fe grande and Hungarian wax chiles.A to Z Vocabulary or Z for Zwiebeck

Yokan - A Japanese sweet, similar to a Turkish Delight, made from adzuki bean jam and agar-agar.A to Z Vocabulary or Z for Zwiebeck

Yorkshire Pudding - A common accompaniment to British roast beef, Yorkshire pudding is similar to a popover or soufflé. The batter of eggs, milk and flour is baked in beef drippings until puffy.

Zaatar - An herb mixture composed of savory, thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds. A prepared mixture of this herb mixture can be found at most Middle Eastern groceries. The quality of zaatar can differ greatly.A to Z Vocabulary or Z for Zwiebeck

Zabaglione - An Italian dessert made from egg yolks, wine, and sugar. Zabaglione is beaten over simmering water, which cooks the egg yolks and makes a light and foamy custard.Zabaglione

Zest - Outer, colored rind of citrus fruit used for flavoring.

Zuppa - Italian word for “soup.”

Zwieback - Zwieback means “twice baked” in German, and refers to cut up bread which is then cooked in the oven until thoroughly crisped and dry.Mennonite-Zwieback

Zwyieka - A Polish sausage.A to Z Food Vocabulary or “Z is for Zwieback”

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