Glossary J

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Jam refers to a type of fruit preserves made by cooking fruit with sugar and water then adding a gelling agent such as pectin.

Jambon is the French word for "Ham", as in Jambon Persille, Jambon de Bayonne and many other French hams.

Jambon Persille refers to jellied ham which is one of the specialties of Burgundy Region of France. Jambon Persille is made from chunks of ham layered in aspic and chopped parsley that are jellied together and served chilled.

Jintan is "Cumin" in Indonesia. Cumin seeds are similar to fennel and anise seeds in appearance, but are smaller and darker in color. Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive aroma and they are popular in North African, Middle Eastern, Western Chinese, Indian, Cuban and Northern Mexican cuisine.

Job's tears refers to an ancient grain prized throughout Africa and Asia. It is black, shaped like a teardrop, and has a sweet flavor. Job's tear is commonly used in Asia as food and medicine. In China, it is one the most popular food herbs used in the diet therapy of painful and stiff joints, either singly or in soup mixes. Job's tear is also commonly known as Chinese pearl barley in America. After an hour or more of cooking, it taste like the common barley. However, it is different in many respects from the regular barley. The latter does not have the reputed effects of Job's tear. In Korea, it is made into Yulmucha or Yumul Tea (Job's tears tea).

Johannisburg Riesling refers to a German white wine grape which produces a fruity wines ranging in body from light to full and rich.

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