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Libyan Asida refers to a Arabic dish served with rub and molten sheep ghee ; the traditional way to eat libyan Asida is to do so using the index and middle fingers.

Lemon Balm refers to a lemon scented herb with mint-like leaves which is generally used to brew an aromatic tea and to flavour salads, meats and poultry.

Luk Grawan (also known as Luk Krawan, Loog Gra-Waan) is the Thai for "Cardamon/Cardamom". Cardamon seeds/pods or Luk Grawan are the whole dried fruit of the cardamon plant which are used as a spice in many Asian cuisines that include Thailand. In Thai cooking, the white round pod is the preferred type of cardamon seed. These hard shelled pods contain tiny black seeds and are fragrant when cooked. Cardamon is a required ingredient for the famous Southern dish Masaman Curry. Khao Buri ('city' rice), a dish adopted from ancient Arab traders, is another Thai dish which includes this aromatic spice. Cardamon must be stored in a cool dry place in a glass or metal sealed container. They are available in the spice section of most supermarkets.

Lardons refers to julienne of bacon; strips of salt pork used for larding.

Lompe refers to Norway's flat potato bread which can be eaten with Pølse sausage.

Lountza refers to one of the authentic and traditional foods from Cyprus which is made from fresh pork fillet, matured in a mixture of village wine and coriander seeds. The maturity period takes about 15 days and is followed by a smoking process which takes another 20 days. Smoking takes place on a daily basis at a rate of 1-2 hours per day. In Cyprus, traditional smoked Lountza is usually served uncooked, sliced or cubed along with a selection of other meat and cheese delicacies. Due to its processing method, it may be preserved for long periods at ambient temperatures, in relatively cool places without losing its freshness and nutritional value. The processing method also gives a product which is low in total fat content. Morever, Lountza is made of pork filets or loins which are salted, marinated in red wine, dried in the sun, rolled in coriander seeds and finally smoked in a specially built chimney with wood from various aromatic bushes and trees. Lountza can be served cold as a snack or in sandwiches and can also be fried or grilled.