Glossary Z

The food glossary +++ 'Zerlegen', 'Zeytinagli', 'Zeytin'
Zulbia refer to Iranian's special crispy fried sweets made from a yogurt batter and soaked in syrup which looks a bit like a multi stranded pretzel. Zulbia is served during the Ramadan, when the people are already allowed to eat after fasting.

Z'hug or Zhug refers to a condiment or a spicy relish made from a mixture of ground green chilis, red chilis and red peppers pounded together with parsley, cilantro, coriander leaves and seeds, caraway seeds, garlic, cardamom, cumin, olive oil and lemon juice to make a paste. Z'hug is used to flavor almost all types of Yemen dishes.

Zrig refers to unsweetened, curdled camel’s (or goat) milk which is a common and popular drink in Mauritania that mostly accompanies meals. Mauritania is in northern Africa between Mali and the Atlantic Ocean.

Zacusca refers to a very popular dish from Romania that is made of vegetables usually prepared during autumn and served during winter Zacusca consist of the (main ingredients) are eggplants, red peppers and onions; depending on who cooks it, Zacusca are available different versions containing, besides the main ingredients, ingredients such as tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, olives etc.; it can be either home made or commercially available. Zacusca is often eaten after spreading it on a piece of bread;

Zaedkami refer to the Russian desserts that means "after-eaters" since they were served after the principal meal. Among the traditional Russian Zaedkami, desserts or sweet dishes are: Kissel, Compote, Levashen (fruit pastila), sweet Pirohi, baked apples and pears, fruit made into salads and berry preserves.

Zerde refers to Turkish sweet rice pudding made with saffron, one of the most expensive and richest spices; a Turkish saffron and rice dessert particularly from Balikesir where it cooked and prepared best. Zerde is a special pudding without milk like other puddings. It is made by boiling the rice in water and enriched with high amount of saffron and some gillyflower and sweetened by a special red sugar. It is said that Zerde somehow refreshes the body because of the amount of saffron used to make it.