Food and Drink Words with Arabic Roots – 18 Words

albacore

large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna

Officials advised limiting white albacore tuna to six ounces a week.Washington Times (Jun 10, 2014)
alcohol

a liquor containing a volatile compound made by distillation

Nearby, several trees were painted with moth bait, a mixture of fruit, alcohol and sugar.New York Times (Jul 22, 2014)
apricot

downy yellow to rosy-colored fruit resembling a small peach

Across much of the Arab world, a juice made from sweet apricots is a staple of Ramadan iftars.US News (Jul 21, 2014)
artichoke

a thistlelike flower head with edible leaves and heart

It wasn’t bad, with a flavor that reminded me a little bit of nuts, lettuce, and artichokes—all mixed together.Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut’s Story
aubergine

egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow

Some bumblebees are commercially bred to pollinate tomatoes, peppers and aubergines in greenhouses.
— Scientific American (Apr 2, 2014)
carafe

a bottle with a stopper, for serving wine or water

Wines by the glass, for example, are poured from individual carafes.Seattle Times (May 22, 2014)
caraway

a Eurasian plant with small white flowers yielding caraway seed

I added caraway seeds to the mix because I love the flavor of caraway with cabbage.New York Times (Apr 21, 2014)
coffee

a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans

Asked the secret to her seemingly boundless energy, she replies, “Perhaps it’s the four cups of coffee I drink every day!”Architectural Digest (Mar 17, 2014)
couscous

a northern African pasta made of crushed semolina

My most recent grain salad experiment is Israeli couscous, an ingredient that requires several caveats.Los Angeles Times
hummus

a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas

Instead, use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create a balanced meal that includes vegetables, salads and healthy snacks like hummus.US News (Jun 17, 2014)
lemon

yellow oval fruit with juicy acidic flesh

The recipe for the condiment — ketchup, lemon, chili sauce, mayonnaise — comes straight from the hotel archives and stands the test of time.Washington Post
lime

the green acidic fruit of any of various lime trees

On the side: tortillas, pickled vegetables, lime wedges and a range of salsas.Seattle Times (Jul 13, 2014)
mocha

a flavoring made from coffee mixed with chocolate

You hop in the car and race to your favorite coffee shop drive-thru and quickly order a double mocha with three Splendas, as always.US News (Jul 18, 2014)
saffron

crocus with pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food

Think beef Bourguignon spiced with ginger, cumin and Aleppo pepper or a white bechamel sauce tinted a pale yellow with saffron. Los Angeles Times (Jul 17, 2014)
spinach

dark green leaves; eaten cooked or raw in salads

“I’ll teach you to leave snails in the spinach!” roared the cook.The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
syrup

a thick sweet sticky liquid

Typically a dessert item made with sugar syrup and fresh fruit juice, the granita is a humble relative of the sorbet.Washington Post
tamarind

large tropical seed pod with very tangy pulp that is eaten fresh or cooked with rice and fish or preserved for curries and chutneys

Behind the baskets of incense, tiger nuts and tamarind, women carve huge lumps of pure shea butter.New York Times (Jul 18, 2014)
tangerine

a variety of mandarin orange
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