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Oblique Cuts refer to a vegetable cut with 2 angled sides, for example, if a carrot is cut on a 45° angle then rolled ½ turn and cut on another 45° angle it’s shape will be long on one side and pointed on the opposite side. The larger cut surface releases more flavour in cooking.

Oliaigua refers to a Spanish dish specifically from Minorca, one of the Balearic Islands. It is soup made of tomatoes, onions, parsley, and red and green peppers served with toasted bread and fresh figs. Oliaigua is serve in a deep dish with the slices of toasted bread lining the base of the dish and it is traditionally accompanied by fresh, ripe figs served on a separate plate or container.

Or Lam refers to Laos regional dish from Luang Prabang. Or Lam is a Lao stew - something like a European stew which is made with lemon grass, dried buffalo meat and skin, chilis and eggplant along with some Pa Daek are basic ingredients, but the really distinctive feature is the addition of crisp-fried pork skin and sweet basil. Or Lam is a spicy stew with mushrooms, eggplant, meat, lemongrass, chilies, dill and spicy wood called Sak Khan. When you chew the wood, it delivers a peppery, numbing, and oddly satisfying sting. Sak Khan gives out a very distinctive flavor and taste which is just limited to the basic sweet, sour, bitter, and salty.

Ovo-Vegetarians are people who consume Legumes, nuts, grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and eggs, but avoids milk

Oua is the Thai word referring to a "bean curry".

Ono is the Hawaiian name for "Wahoo," a marine fish whose flesh compares favorably with Albacore. Ono is a fish similar to mackarel with white, flaky, delicate flesh. It provides a moderate to high-fat flesh that is white and slightly sweet. In Hawaii, "Ono" also means "sweet."

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