Glossary C

Chachinda is the Indian term for "Snake Gourd", a kind of vegetable . Chachinda is also called Chirchira, Chundakka, Padaval, Padavallanga in other Indian languages.

Chancho en Piedra refers to a traditional Chilean tomato-based seasoning ( a cross between sauce , spread). It is made by grinding the ingredients in a stone mortal and pestle. Chancho en Piedra is delicious over rice or on bread. Chancho en Piedra is literally translated to "Pig on a Rock", but the the name actually originated from the term "chanchar en piedra" which means to grind in a stone mortar. Grinding all the ingredients in a stone mortar is the traditional way of making this Chilean traditional food. To make it, just grind all the ingredients below in a stone mortar, if not use any mortar and pestle set. Maybe it will work also with modern grinders. Ingredients: 4 ripe tomatoes 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Csigateszta which are also known as Csiga Noodles refer to Hungary's very small egg noodles which are short , tubular pasta that are hollow inside and with a winding ridge spiralling up their sides. The Csigateszta is made from a mixture of flour, eggs and water, then rolled and cut into small squares, which are then curled around a small iron or wooden rod. Csigateszta are made on special grooved Csiga boards made of wood or bamboo. To make Csiga Noodles, a 3/4-inch square of the dough mixture is rolled from one corner to the other with a dowel about as thick as a pencil. This makes it both hollow inside and grooved outside. Some Hungarians, however, just leave the square dough as is and never bother anymore to have the special shape, although Csiga Noodles is named as such as they are supposed to be snail-shaped. Csiga is the Hungarian word for "snail", hence Csiga Noodles are called as such because they are shaped like snails. Csigateszta are generally used in making soups. The cuisine at most village weddings includes a Chicken Soup with special Csiga Noodles that were traditionally believed to have fertility-inducing properties.

Chenango Apple refers to one of the most common variety of apples . Chenango Apple is a medium American apple with a pale yellow skin that is striped with red. It has white flesh with pinkish-red marbling and is good for eating or cooking. Chenango Apples are available mid- to late fall.

Calmaret refers to Squid or cuttlefish in French. Calmaret is also known as Encornet , Calmar , or Chipiron in Basque region of France. It is also known as Calamar, Claougeou, Taouten, or Tautenne.

Chak-chak refers to a traditional Kazakhstan food, a Tatar sweet made of fried dough and honey