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Lambakjötsupa refers to Iceland's traditional lamb stew

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.

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.

Lagan Ke Kebab refers to a Indian food, particulary popular in Hyderabad for its rich and aromatic taste. Lagan Ke Kebab is a variety of Kebab which is a combination of minced vegetable and lentils flavored with Potli spices (a collection of 36 spices tied together in a muslin cloth) cooked on a Lagan (a seasoned plate that lends a delicate flavor to the dish).

Landjaeger Cervelat refers to a Swiss semi-dry black-colored sausage that is pressed flat, smoked, and dried.

Latke refers to a fried Jewish potato pancake made with eggs, onions, and Matzo meal. Latke is traditionally served during Hanukkah.