Glossary V

Vareniki refers to Russian dumplings stuffed or filled with berries, curds, potato, and many others like spinach, shrimps, but never with meat like Pelmeny. Varenyky is also spelled or known as Vareniky, Varenyky or Pyrohy.
Visovacka Begavica refers to one of Croatia's specialties which is made of lamb cooked with sour ewe’s milk.

Veldkos is the Afrikaans for "field food" which refers to food gathered in the bush. This includes wild asparagus, greens, waterblommetjies and other indigenous herbs and flowers.

Vetsin refers to a white crystalline compound used as a food additive to enhance the flavor of dishes. Vetsin is also known as MSG or monosodium glutamate and is often used in Asian cooking. Vetsin is a cooking term used in Reunionese cooking and is also the term used in the Philippines to refer to MSG or monosodium glutamate. A famous brand of Vetsin in the Philippines is called Aji-No-Moto.

Vin de Cilaos/ Cilaos Wine refers to Reunion Island sweet wine that is produced in small amounts in the high parts of the island. It may not have the qualities of a Grand Cru, but the producers are working hard to improve it.

Verde de Papa refers to a Peruvian juicy potato soup, prepared with potatoes, eggs, cheese, spiced with wormseed (Paico) leaves, herbs, parsley and hot chili pepper.