Glossary S

The food glossary +++ 'Sampinit', 'Suman', 'Sauce'
Sorpa refers to Kazakhtan's mutton broth served in bowls called Kese. Sorpa is usually served with other Kazakht dishes, such as Naren and Kinta.

Shoti refers to Georgia's white leavened bread. It is one of Georgia's baked products that brought them pride.

Santa Maddelena refers to the famous red wine of Trentino-Alto Adige, one of Italian Regions

Saumon Fume is the Frecnh term for "Smoked Salmon". To serve Saumon Fume as an appetizer, it should be cut in very thin slices, and serve with a garnishing of capers and parsley.

Seiche is the French word for "cuttlefish". Seiche is also known as Casseron particularly in Charentes region of France Cuttlefish belong to the same group of animals as the octopuses, squid and nautilus and like a snail they are all molluscs. The scientific name for a cuttlefish is Sepia . Seiche is used as food in the Mediterranean, some parts of Asia and elsewehere. Its ink are used in various dishes such as Nero di Seppia and Crni Rižot is Italy and Croatia, respectively. In Asia, are dried and served fried as snack. In years gone by; Sepia ink, which is derived from cuttlefish, was used by artists for their paintings. For the cuttlefish this ink is a decoy, a means of escape from predators. If a large fish were to attack a cuttlefish it would eject a cloud of dark brown, almost black ink towards its attacker In the Philippines, they are sold dried on the markets, in the groceries in plastic packs and served fried as snacks or breakfast food with Fried rice (Sinangag) or roasted over charcoal on barbacue stick and sold on the streets. Squid is also served in the same way. How I miss this grilled/roasted "Pusit" (Seiche, Calmar ,etc).

Sarsaparilla refers to the flavor which was originally derived from the dried roots of tropical smilax vines. Today, products featuring Sarsaparilla use artificial flavors. Sarsaparilla is native to South America, Jamaica, Mexico, and other parts of the Caribbean. It is been used throughout the world for many centuries, and in more recent history, since the 1400’s, where it was introduced into European medicine by contact with the indigenous tribes in South America. The word Sarsaparilla, or ‘Zarzaparilla’ comes from the Spanish ‘Zarza’, meaning a bramble, and ‘parilla’, a vine. It is a woody vine that grows up to 50 meter long, and produces small flowers in black, blue or red berry-like fruits . It is the tuberous root, which is odourless and tasteless, that is used for medicinal purposes. Sarsaparilla became popular in Europe in the mid 1500’s, and was traded mainly through Jamaica into Europe. It was prized as highly medicinal with many healthy properties. It has many properties. Detoxifying, pain relief, blood cleansing and helps to stimulate digestion. It has also been used for the treatment of arthritis and the common cold. Sexual impotence, syphilis, gonorrhoea, rheumatism, wounds , fever, coughs, hypertension, digestive disorders, skin diseases, and cancer. There are no known side-effects for Sarsaparilla, however, ingestion of large dosages may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Sarsaparilla is becoming more widely available in health food stores, as well as tablets, capsules, and tincture products. Most of the Sarsaparilla root used commercially today comes from Mexico and Latin America as well as China. When I was small, there was a famous drink which we can purchased cheap in my hometown in Valenzuela . Its name is Sarsi and it was always advertised as a Sarsaparilla drink. Sarsi was manufactured by Cosmos Bottling Company in Valenzuela,Metro Manila (previoulsy known as Valenzuela, Bulacan) where these Sarsaparilla/Sarsi drink were manufactured and bottled. Sarsi is a sarsaparilla-based soft drink sold in Australia, the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries

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