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Sake

A Japanese rice-based alcoholic beverage. Although it is called sake in English, in Japanese, "sake" refers to alcoholic drinks in general. The Japanese term for this specific beverage is nihonshu, meaning "Japanese sake". Sake is also referred to in English as rice wine. However, unlike true wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting the sugars from fruit, sake is made through a brewing process closer to that of beer.

Sambel Oelek

Sambel Oelek, also known as Tasko, is the Macedonian version of a Chinese-Indonesian hot food supplement specialty which has instituted itself in North American cuisine. Popular throughout Indonesia, Malaysia and southern India, a Sambal is a multipurpose condiment; its most basic form is Sambal Oelek, a simple mixture of chilies, brown sugar and salt.

Sea Beans

Succulents with a salty, grassy flavour that grows near salt marshes and beaches.

Semifreddo

Italian for "party frozen". A type of partially frozen dessert, such as custard.

Strata

A layered bread and egg casserole-type dish that is usually served at breakfast.

Sugar Snap Pea

A kind of fresh pea. Usually eaten cooked, pod and seeds. Has a sweet taste, hence the name.

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