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Juanes refers to Peruvian food similar to Tamales which has given the name in honor of the feast day of Saint John the Baptist, the patron saint of the Amazon, Peru.

Jemput Jumput refer to Indonesia banana fritters made from ripe bananas, flour, white sugar, baking powder and oil for frying. It is made by mixing the mashed bananas into the batter made from baking powder, flour and salt and then deep-fry. Jemput Jumput is served as snacks.

Joue is the French word for "cheek", a culinary term referring to the cheek of animals used as food, such as the cheek of pork (Joue de porc), cheek of beef (Joue de boeuf), Jeous de veau (cheeks of veal or calf), Joue de Broutard (cheek of young goat). After cleaning, removing the unnecessary parts of the cheeks, it can be stewed, braised or made into a civet. The cheeks of cod or monkfish are also used in Basque dish called Kokotxas.

Jerked Beef is made by cutting it into thin slices, dipping them into salt or sea water, and drying them in the sun. This is done in the West Indies.

Jari Booti is Urdu for "Herb", a plant that is valued for flavor, scent, or other qualities. Herbs are used in cooking, as well as for herbal medicines, and for spiritual purposes. Urdu is the national language of Pakistan

Jal Jeera refers to an Indian beverage; a popular refreshing drink in summer, but is generally served as an appetizer as it said to wake up the taste buds. Jal Jeera is sometimes called Cumin lemonade, cumin seed cooler, or cumin water, etc. as it is made with iced water, ground cumin, mint, lemon juice and Kala Namak. The cumin makes this drink special as it aids in digestion, while mint has a cooling and refreshing effect. One of. the main ingredients is black salt or rock salt which acts as a digestive, called Kala Namak. In Hindi. "Jal” means water and "Jeera” means cumin, hence Jal Jeera is also sometimes called "Cumin Water" in English. Jal Jeera is very popular in Northern India where it is extremely hot. It is generally served with appetizers before a meal, but is also drunk between meals. It is an ideal drink for weight watchers as it is made without sugar and no artifical flavoring, it is a good substitute for soda drinks. Jal Jeera is also spelled Jal Jira

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