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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.
Navajas refer to a Catalan tapa made of razor shells which are popular in canned form or fresh; steamed, then sprinkled with lemon juice. Navajas is also known as Navalles.

Ndoleh refers to one of the Cameroonian specialties which is a spicy stew containing bitter leaf greens, meat, shrimp, pork rind and peanut paste. Cameroon is a country situated towards the western and central regions of Africa.

Nyanya Creole refers to one of the dishes from Gambia that is made from oysters stewed with onions, green peppers, tomatoes, oil, garlic and chili and served with boiled rice and/or crusty French bread.

NuMex Twilight refer to one of the hottest chili peppers in the world beside Bhut Jolokia, Red Scotch Bonnet, Tabasco, etc. Aside from being very, very hot, the NuMex Twilight chilli peppers are also some of the most visually striking in the world. These peppers are about one inch long and very glossy and change color as they mature, from purple to orange to bright red. A NuMex Twilight plant covered with peppers in different stages of maturation is truly a sight.

Néré seeds are used to flavor the sauces that accompany every meal of or rice which is the staple food of the Burkina Faso. In Burkina Faso, Néré trees where Néré seeds come from are never cleared from farming land because their black seeds are a vital part of every meal. The Néré seeds are fermented and shaped into balls, called Soumbala or Maggi Africain (African stock-cubes). It is a practice in Burkina Faso that when a landowner leases a plot of land to another farmer, the rights of the tree crops go to the tenant. But if there are Néré trees on the land the owner will always keep the rights to the crop.

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