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Nap is a culinary term which means "to coat the food lightly and evenly with a sauce "
Nage is the French word for "swimming"; in cooking, it denotes dishes served in a light, aromatic poaching liquor. A shellfish may be prepared à la Nage, literally "swimming", - when are cooked in a court-bouillon flavored with herbs and served hot or cold in this broth.
Namagashi refers to a Japanese sweet; a type of Wagashi; soft cakes made with Adzuki bean paste. Likewise, Namagashi refers to beautifully crafted confections made fresh daily with delicate forms reflecting the varied facets of nature and season throughout Japan.
Naivedyam also called Nipun son Naivedhya refer to the food prepared for the Gods in Temples in India. It is cooked in accordance with the sastras, by traditional methods, in a separate kitchen inside the Temple. The cooking is mainly done by the priests and tasting of the food when it is prepared and eating the food before it is offered is forbidden The content of the Naivedyam varies according to the Gods and regions. It is served two or three times a day in Temples, according to the specified regional custom. Moreover, Naivedyam which is a Sanskrit word which means supplication refers to food offering to Hindu deities as part of a worship ritual.

Nimono refers to Japanese term that indicates dishes which are simmered in a soup stock. Nimono or simmered foods, are foods cooked in a boiling broth such as Dashi stock or seasoned Dashi stock, which transfers heat and flavor to the ingredients through convection. Nimono which are traditionally served halfway through the meal is an integral part of Japanese cooking. In a professional Japanese kitchen, the chef in charge of Nimono is called the "Nikata." The "Nikata's" role is so important that a cook is considered a full-fledged chef only once he or she masters this difficult area.
Navalles refer to a Catalan tapa made of razor shells which are also popular in canned form or fresh; steamed, then sprinkled with lemon juice. Navalles is also called Navajas:

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