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Rumrunner refers to a cocktail drink made with white rum, orange juice, lime juice, sugar syrup , and orange bitters. Rumrunner is usually served on ice garnished with a twist of orange.

Radis is the French for "small red radish" which is often used as a salad ingredient.

Radis Noir is the French for large black radish, often served with cream, as a salad.

Rainier cherry is an extremely sweet, flavorful, blush colored cherry grown in Washington State. In Oregon, The Northwest's combination of climate and abundant irrigation waters has also helped make this one of the nation's major fruit-growing regions. The Hood River Valley and the Medford area are two of the nation's top pear-growing regions, and just a few miles east of Hood River, around The Dalles, cherries reign supreme, with the blushing Rainier cherry a regional treat rarely seen outside the Northwest. The Willamette Valley, south of Portland, has become the nation's center for the production of berries, including strawberries, raspberries, and numerous varieties of blackberries. All these fruits show up in the summer months at farm stands, making a drive through the Willamette Valley at that time of year a real treat. Pick-your-own farms are also fairly common throughout the Northwest. So famed are Oregon's fruits that the Harry and David's company ships regional produce all over the country

Ris de Veau is the French term for "Veal sweetbreads". Ris de Veau are the thymus glands of veal used in cooking. Some of the French dishes with Ris de Veau are: Beignets de Ris de Veau (Sweetbread Fritters ), Croquettes de Ris de Veau (Sweetbread Croquettes) and Ris de Veau a la Milanaise (Sweetbreads with Macaroni)

Rose / Rosé is a labeling term for a blush-colored wine made from red grapes with a very short amount of skin contact during pressing. It might be very shameful, but I really thought that a Rosé is a wine for me. Here in Germany, they all love wine, especially during special occassion. In my country where I grew up, wine is not a part of our culinary culture. Indeed we have local wines, but I have never learned to acquire wine taste. Since it is a Rosé, I thought it can be sweet like the rose flower, but like all wines that I have tasted, it seems to me that they all taste the same. Except for one wine Asti Spumante which I enjoyed very much, I think I will never learn to like wine at all. What a pity, wine is one of gifts people bring for special occassions and I have already collected some which are just standing in our wine cellar. I still have one bottle of Rose wine standing on our dining table which I am reserving for my husband and me for our 10th union anniversary. I hope that I will enjoy it, as it was described as a good wine.