Glossary D

Dovga refers to Azerbaidjan's "yoghurt soup". Dovga is thick spicy soup made from rice, spices, sour milk or yoghurt, spinach, fennel and eggs. Sometimes meat is added to it, but it can be prepared with or without meat.. This yogurt-based soup may be served chilled or at room temperature. It consists of yogurt mixed with cucumber, dill , green onion and a bit of rice. It may also include a variety of herbs, including coriander , mint and chives depending on the region. Eggs, chickpeas or beans may be added. Dovga is also known or called as Dovgha.

Drachena refers to the Russian, Belorussian and Ukrainian bread-like dish made of flour, milk and eggs
Draniki refer to Belorussian name for pancakes made from graded potatoes. Draniki is one of Russia's traditional easter foods. It is a type of potato pancake which is usually fried and stuffed with grated potatoes, onions or garlic and seasoning. Draniki is also very popular throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
Drop refers to a Dutch sweet (liquorice) candy that comes in a very large number of different forms and tastes, from salt and hard to soft and sweet. It is very popular among the entire Dutch population and is claimed to have something of an addictive-effect if eaten regularly in very large quantities. Drop is often sold and bought by the kilo and sold in different shapes and sizes.Drop is also known as Zoute Drop.
Dry Ice refers to a frozen carbon dioxide, a normal part of our earth's atmosphere. It is the gas that we exhale during breathing and the gas that plants use in photosynthesis. It is also the same gas commonly added to water to make soda water. Dry Ice is particularly useful for freezing, and keeping things frozen because of its very cold temperature: -109.3°F or -78.5°C, like Ice Cream . Dry Ice is widely used because it is simple to freeze and easy to handle using insulated gloves. Dry Ice changes directly from a solid to a gas -sublimation- in normal atmospheric conditions without going through a wet liquid stage. Therefore it gets the name "dry ice." As a general rule, Dry Ice will sublimate at a rate of five to ten pounds every 24 hours in a typical ice chest. This sublimation continues from the time of purchase, therefore, pick up Dry Ice as close to the time needed as possible. Bring an ice chest or some other insulated container to hold the Dry Ice and slow the sublimation rate. Dry Ice sublimates faster than regular ice melts but will extend the life of regular ice. It is best not to store Dry Ice in your freezer because your freezer's thermostat will shut off the freezer due to the extreme cold of the Dry Ice, However, if the freezer is broken, Dry Ice will save all your frozen goods. Commercial shippers of perishables generally use dry ice even for non-frozen goods. Dry ice gives more than twice the cooling energy per pound of weight and three times the cooling energy per volume than regular water ice (H2O). It is often mixed with regular ice to save shipping weight and extend the cooling energy of water ice. Sometimes dry ice is made on the spot from liquid CO2. The resulting dry ice snow is packed in the top of a shipping container offering extended cooling without electrical refrigeration equipment and connections.

Daiquiri refers to a cocktail which is traditionally prepared with rum, lime juice, and sugar. Daiquiris are also made with fruits. Frozen Daiquiris are made by adding crushed ice and fruit chunks and pureeing them in a blender until smooth for a thick frothy version Daiquiri was invented by an American mining engineer working near the town of Daiquiri in Cuba and is named after Daiquiri, a rum-producing town on the east coast of Cuba.

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