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garbanzo beans Also called chickpeas, these large peas are common in Mediterranean, Indian, and Middle Eastern dishes.
gari Ginger root pickled with sweet vinegar and colored red. Often served with sushi in thin slices. Also known as beni shoga.
ginger The root of the ginger plant is a mainstay in Asian and Indian cuisines, providing a peppery and slightly sweet taste and spicy aroma. Fresh ginger may be found in the produce section and should be peeled and sliced or ground before using. Dried ground ginger (not an appropriate substitute for recipes calling for fresh ginger)has different characteristics and is used in curries, soups and baked goods (i.e. gingerbread and ginger snaps). Ginger can also be found candied, preserved and pickled, each with its own uses.
glucose A type of sugar used in commercial candies and frosting, baked good, soft drinks and other processed foods because it doesn't crystallize easily. also call dextroglucose or dextrose, check in a store that has a large cake decorating section or offers cake decorating classes.
guinness stout A brand of of strong dark beer which originated in the British Isles. It is made with dark-roasted barley and is more fragrant of hops than other types of beer.
half and half A blend of light cream and milk, which produces a cream with about 12% milk fat.
haricot vert Haricot vert is a fancy name for green beans or string beans.
hummus A Middle Eastern sauce or spread made from mashed cooked chickpeas or garbanzo beans and seasoned with lemon juice, garlic and oil. It is often served with pita bread for dipping.
Kirsch Kirsch or kirschwasser is an unsweetened distillate (liqueur) of fermented cherries having the flavor of fermented cherries and brandy.
margarine a butter substitute that is a blend of hydrogenated vegetable oils and other ingredients, as emulsifiers and vitamins. Also known as oleo in some areas.

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