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Iscas is a term in Brazil that refers to appetizers. In Portugal, Iscas refer to calves' livers which are thinly sliced usually well prepared and sauteed with onion.

Icelandic Lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus) is very small, much smaller than the Main lobster and more like a huge shrimp. Icelandic lobster is one of the Iceland's best-loved dishes. It is actually a variety of langoustine. Contrary to the other Lobsters, the main meat of the Icelandic Lobster is in the tail. Icelandic Lobster is sold all over the world as a delicacy. Icelandic Lobster which is popularly known as Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) and also known as Scampi is a close relative to the common lobster, but is considerably smaller and more slender with long narrow claws. Norway Lobsters belong to the category of lean fish. It is particularly rich in iodine, selenium and zinc. It is red - orange in color which does not change by cooking. They are mainly caught in the waters around Denmark and Sweden. The fishing is normally handled by smaller boats staying at sea for maximum 2-3 days which ensures a fresh product. The lobster lives in self-dug caves on the soft bottom of mud and sand in the Barents Sea at depths from 30 to 800 meters. Icelandic Lobster has a milder taste than the fresh water and thus suitable for a large variety of serving suggestions and is regarded as a delicacy. Its meat has a finer texture than the normal lobster. The Icelandic Lobster is a unique phenomenon with a truly delicious , fresh and sweet taste The cold temperature of the Atlantic Ocean is the reason why the Icelandic species are generally much smaller in size compared to the lobster in the southern parts of the world. According to the tradition, Icelanders serve only the tail of the creature, it is said that an average one (1) kilo box usually carries about 20-30 pieces. Nevertheless, the biggest tails can consist of 14-18 in a kilo.

Ice Cream Freezer refers to a device used to manufacture ice cream without the aid of mechanical refrigeration. It is based on the principle that if ice is made to melt at a forced rate through the use of chemicals (salt), it will draw enough heat from its surroundings to cause freezing temperatures

Iago is named for one of the characters in Shakespeare's play entitled "Othello", this British dessert pastry has layers of sponge cake with coffee buttercream and topped with coffee fondant ; a small British pastry or petit four.

Imam Bayildi refers to a Turkish dish made of eggplant sauteed in olive oil, with tomatoes, garlic, parsley and onions. Imam Bayildi (literally translated as the "Imam who fainted") is an eggplant based dish, mixed with olive oil, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and spices. Imam Bayildi is one of the best vegetarian alternatives in Mediterranean cuisine. The Greek version offers this dish as a main course, served hot with good use of sliced bread for dipping. The Turkish version is close to its neighbor’s (Greece) version, however, it is served as a Meze (side dish), and is eaten cold or at room temperature. Imam Bayildi is one of the foods which Greece and Turkey shares in common. Several of Turkish and Greek food resemle taste, aroma and more importantly names. The commonality between the two (2) countries dates back over 500 years to the Ottoman conquest ruling most of modern day Greece, as well as the entire eastern Mediterranean. With the empirical regime brought an establishment of the Silk Road, offering new recipes and spices from Central Asia to the Aegean. As a descendent of Greek Izmir, the food in Turkey was mostly derived from the Ottoman influences, examples are dishes like Mousakka, Imam Bayildi, Turlu, Borek, and among many others. These dishes symbolized centuries of shared history and culture between Greece and Turkey although in the end some differences might also be observed because of the differences in the style of cooking and some ingredients that goes into the dish.

Imbe refers to a tropical fruit with bright orange skin that hails from eastern Africa, though it is also grown in Florida. Imbe is juicy, slightly acidic and sweet.

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