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Gueridon refers to a small , ornately round table which serves as the pedestal a waiter uses in tableside cooking. Originated from the French word Guéridon.

Guero is a fairly hot chili pepper that is greenish yellow in color. It is good fresh or toasted, but not dried.

Gnocchi refers to an Italian dumpling that has light texture and melts in the mouth when cooked. This dumpling can be made from any starchy vegetable , the most common is the potato, ricotta cheese , or semolina flour. It can be cooked and served like pasta or risotto.

Guinea squash is another name for "eggplant". Guinea squash is said to be known in Britain by 1587 as people originally called it as it appears white and shaped like an egg, but they eventually became known as "eggplant". It was also around 1587 that the variety of elongated and purple variety of eggplant appeared. Guinea squash can be eaten raw unlike the purple variety of eggplant and it can be stored longer up to two (2) months. It can also be dried and can be use when food is scarce. Guinea squash is called in various names in English, to wit: Scarlet eggplant, Mock tomato, Garden egg, Garden huckleberry, or Gilo. Guinea squash is called Kobo-Kobo in Sierra Leone, one of the countries in Africa

Guisado is a Spanish stew made of rabbit, hare , goose or pheasant that is flavored with wine, herbs and bacon. In the Philippines, the word Guisado or Gisado is used and it means sauteed, that is food is Guisado. Meat, seafoods and vegetables which are sauteed are all called Guisado or Ginisa in Filipino. It is derived from the Spanish term Guisado. The Spaniards conquered the Philippines for 500 years and we derived some of our Filipino words from the Spanish words and Guisado is one of them.

Guisado de Repollo refers to a Bolivian stew made of cabbage, tomatoes, chiles, onions and potatoes.