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Alya
Rendered fat from a sheep's tail.
Barm
Liquid yeast skimmed from the surface of a fermented liquor such as beer.
Batarekh
Pressed, dried and salted roe of the grey mullet.
Bedoukhia
Large, dark green water-melon.
Bouza
A potent beer made in the sudan.
Dom
Palm tree bearing hard, shiny, brown nuts.
Dukkah
A mixture of coarsely ground nuts, spices, dried herbs and salt, sprinkled over bread and eaten as a snack or appetiser.
Eish shami
Arab bread, like pitta bread, sometimes made with a cental depression into which an egg is cracked before baking.
Emmer
Primitive form of wheat.
Felafel
Fried rissoles of mashed beans or chick-peas with onion, garlic, cumin and fresh corriander.
Ferique
A stew made with a chicken, a calf's foot, eggs in their shells and whole-grain wheat.
Ful medames
National Egyptian dish of stewed brown beans served with garlic, onion, oil and cumin.
Gebna beida
Firm white cheese made from pressed, salted curds.
Hummus
pureed chick-peas with sesame oil.
Jujube
Orange-red, cherry sized fruit of the Christ's thorn tree.
Labna
Soft cream cheese made by straining salted yoghurt through a cloth.
Lupine
Bitter-tasting bean of the lupin family.
Magur
Large metal bread-mixing vessel.
Malt
Barley grains that have been allowed to sprout before being dried in hot air.
Meloukhia
Plant of the hemp family, picked like spinich and used to make a glutinous soup of the same name.
Mezze
A small meal in the form of snacks, hors d'oeuvres or side dishes, often served with drinks.
Nabk
Orange-red, cherry sized fruit of the Christ's thorn tree.
Natron
Naturally occuring crystalline mixture of sodium-carbonate and sodium bicarbonate with varying degrees of impurity in the form of sodium chloride and sodium sulphate.
Pancheon
Traditional English bread-making crock, shaped like a flaring flower pot, glazed on the inner surface only.
Parch
To dry out dampened grain, in the sun or by light roasting, in order to facilitate milling.
Qras samak
Fishcakes made with pounded fish, cracked wheat, fresh corriander and seasoning.
Samna
Clarified butter or butter oil, made by straining off impurities, including salt, from melted butter.
Ta'amia
Fried rissoles of mashed beans or chick-peas with onion, garlic, cumin and fresh corriander.
Temper
(in baking): To create a temporary non-stick surface in earthenware bread moulds by greasing and heating several times.
Tirmiss
Bitter-tasting bean of the lupin family.