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Deutsch: Keks / Español: Galleta / Português: Biscoito / Français: Biscuit / Italiano: Biscotto

Cookie in the food context refers to a small, sweet, baked treat that is popular in many cultures around the world. Typically made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil, cookies come in various sizes, shapes, and flavors, and may include other elements like chocolate chips, nuts, oatmeal, raisins, or candy pieces.

Deutsch: Croutons / Español: Picatostes / Português: Croutons / Français: Croûtons / Italiano: Crostini

Croutons are small, seasoned pieces of re-baked bread that are often used as a garnish or topping in various dishes, most notably in salads and soups. They add a crunchy texture and a buttery flavor, enhancing the overall taste experience of a dish.

Deutsch: Cantaloupe-Melone / Español: Melón Cantalupo / Português: Melão Cantaloupe / Français: Melon Cantaloup / Italiano: Melone Cantalupo

Cantaloupe refers to a type of muskmelon that is part of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes other melons and gourds. Known scientifically as Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis, cantaloupes are characterized by their tan, netted or reticulated rind, and sweet orange flesh.

Deutsch: Muschel / Español: Almeja / Português: Ameijoa / Français: Palourde / Italiano: Vongola

Clam in the food context refers to a type of shellfish belonging to the class Bivalvia. There are many species of clams, and these bivalves are characterized by a shell that is divided into two halves connected by a hinge. Clams are a popular choice in various culinary traditions around the world due to their sweet, mild flavor and their versatility in recipes.

Deutsch: Chowder / Español: Chowder / Português: Sopa cremosa / Français: Chaudrée / Italiano: Zuppa densa

Chowder refers to a type of thick, rich soup typically made with seafood or vegetables, milk or cream, and often thickened with crackers or a roux. Originating from the fishing villages in the Northeastern United States and parts of Canada, chowder has become a comfort food staple in many parts of the world, known for its hearty and comforting qualities. The most traditional versions include New England clam chowder, known for its milk or cream base, and Manhattan clam chowder, distinguished by its tomato-based broth.

Deutsch: Cupcakes / Español: Magdalenas / Português: Bolinhos / Français: Petits gâteaux / Italiano: Cupcake

Cupcakes in the food context refer to small, individual-sized cakes that are baked in a cup-shaped foil or paper container. Originating as a convenient and quicker-baking alternative to large cakes, cupcakes have become a popular treat across the globe, celebrated for their versatility in flavors, decorations, and occasions they can cater to. Typically, cupcakes are made using the same basic ingredients as standard cakes—flour, sugar, butter (or oil), eggs, and leavening agents— and are often topped with frosting, fondant, sprinkles, or other decorations.

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