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Kaffir lime
A type of tree bearing dark green leaves used in cooking, and small, bright green, wrinkled-looking citrus fruit.

Kasseri cheese
Sharp, salty and hard, except when flamed in brandy (as in Saganaki).

Polish sausage.

A Jewish pastry made from a piece of dough closed around a mashed potato, cheese and or meat filling.

Small ravioli-ish dumplings of Jewish origin, most often filled with meat or cheese.

A weak-stemmed vine originally from China and Japan. The roots are dehydrated, pulverized and used to thicken soups and coasting foods to be deep fried.

A baked pudding made with potatoes or noodles and sometimes meat and vegetables, usually served on the Jewish Sabbath.