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Deutsch: Übernacht / Español: De un día para otro / Português: Durante a noite / Français: Du jour au lendemain / Italiano: Durante la notte

Overnight in the food context refers to a method of preparation that involves allowing food to rest, marinate, soak, or ferment for an extended period, typically 8 to 12 hours, usually overnight. This process can enhance the flavor, texture, and overall quality of the dish.

Deutsch: Oktoberfest / Español: Oktoberfest / Português: Oktoberfest / Français: Oktoberfest / Italiano: Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is a world-famous annual festival held in Munich, Germany, which has become synonymous not only with beer but also with a variety of traditional Bavarian foods that are integral to the festival experience. The culinary offerings at Oktoberfest play a significant role in the festivities, with a focus on hearty, comforting dishes.

Deutsch: Überkochen / Español: Sobrecocción / Português: Cozimento excessivo / Français: Surcuisson / Italiano: Surriscaldamento

Overcooking refers to the process of cooking food beyond the optimal time or temperature, which can result in food that is less flavorful, drier, and tougher than intended. It often leads to a significant degradation in food quality and nutritional value.

Deutsch: Onam / Español: Onam / Português: Onam / Français: Onam / Italiano: Onam

Onam is a major annual festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala and by Malayalee communities around the world. In the context of food, Onam is particularly renowned for its sumptuous feast known as 'Onam Sadya', a vegetarian meal that is traditionally served on a banana leaf and consists of a variety of dishes.

Deutsch: Auster / Español: Ostra / Português: Ostra / Français: Huître / Italiano: Ostrica

Oyster in the food context refers to a type of bivalve mollusks that are consumed worldwide as a delicacy, raw or cooked. Oysters are particularly known for their role in sustainable aquaculture and are prized for their unique flavor, which varies greatly depending on their environment and how they are raised.

Deutsch: Offenes Schinken-Käse-Sandwich / Español: Sándwich de jamón y queso abierto / Português: Sanduíche aberto de presunto e queijo / Français: Sandwich ouvert au jambon et fromage / Italiano: Panino aperto con prosciutto e formaggio

An Open-Faced Ham and Cheese Sandwich in the food context refers to a type of sandwich where a single slice of bread serves as the base for layered ingredients, in this case, ham and cheese, without a top slice of bread covering it. This dish is distinguished by its presentation and the way it is consumed, often with utensils rather than being eaten by hand like traditional sandwiches. The open-faced nature allows for more creative topping arrangements, and the cheese is typically melted under a broiler or grill, resulting in a warm, gooey texture that complements the savory ham.

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