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The food glossary +++ 'Lathorigano', 'Lomi', 'Lomo-Lomo'
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).

Lomo a lo pobre refers to a dish made of beefsteak, fried potatoes, a fried egg, usually in restaurants you should expect two and fried onions. Lomo a lo pobre is a dish from Chile made from an ernomous slab of beef topped with two (2) fried eggs and buried in chips.

Lobscouse refers to an English 18th century sailors' stew made of meat and vegetables which is now considered as specialty of Liverpudlians. Liverpudlians are the inhabitants or native of Liverpool In Lancashire, England, potatoes were being grown by smallholders soon after the middle of the 17th century and before long Lobscouse was invented and became the traditional dish of the region. There are many variations of this dish but by the beginning of the 19th century, Lobscouse was described as being made from potatoes which are peeled or scraped raw, chopped and boiled together with a small quantity of meat cut into very small pieces. The whole of this mixture is then formed into a hash with pepper, salt, onions, and other ingredients.

Lignje is the Croatian word for "Squid".

Lugano Olives refer to the Italian salty black olives which are sometimes packed with olive leaves. This variety of olive is mostly popular at tastings.