Ibarra chocolate - The traditional Mexican chocolate; contains
cinnamon, ground almonds and sugar; the modern version of an Aztec chocolate drink
that sometimes contained chiles; ideal for making hot chocolate, but should not
be substituted for regular chocolate in most other recipes; there are a few dessert
recipes which call for Ibarra chocolate; can be purchased in most grocery stores
throughout the Southwest.
Icing - Sweet coating for cakes and pasties - most often sugar-based
Imbottito - [Italian] stuffed
Indian cress - Nasturtium leaves and flowers, used in salads.
Indian meal - Yellow cornmeal.
Infusion - The flavor that is extracted from any ingredient
such as tea leaves, herbs or fruit by steeping them in a liquid such as water, oil
Insalata - [Italian] salad
Involtini - Thin slices of meat or fish which are stuffed and
rolled. They may then be saut ed, grilled or baked.
Iplermagronen - Swiss specialty of macaroni, potatoes, onions,
cheese and cream.
IQF - "Individually Quick Frozen" - IQF is system of
quick freezing the products individually. This means that during IQF
freezing the individual products as presented to the freezingnbsp;system should not
stick together during the freezing process.
Iraqi Cuisine - Iraqi food is rich and diverse, incorporating
spices typical of Arabic cooking, such as saffron and mint. The preferred meats
in Iraq are lamb, beef, goat, mutton and poultry; Muslims do not eat pork or pork
products. As in other Middle Eastern countries, Iraqi meat dishes often combine
vegetables and rice. Iraqui popular main courses include kebabs, which are skewered
chunks of grilled meat; quzi, roasted and stuffed lamb; and kubba, which is minced
meat with nuts, raisins and spices. Masgouf is a special dish made from fish that
live in the Tigres river. Another popular dish is tripe, a dish made of cow's stomach.
Most meals are accompanied by flat rounds of bread (samoons).
For dessert, people enjoy some of Iraq's local fruits, rice pudding, Turkish
Delight, sesame cookies, or baklava, a pastry made with honey and pistachios layered
between filo sheets.
The most widely consumed drinks in Iraq are coffee and tea. Arabic coffee is
famous for its strong flavor. In Iraq, people brew their coffee thick and bitter,
and serve it black. Tea is usually served in small glasses and drunk sweetened,
without milk. Fruit juices and soft drinks are also popular.
Irish coffee - Coffee flavored with Irish whiskey and topped
with thick cream.
Irish stew - A stew including mutton and vegetables.
Isinglass - Gelatin made from fish viscera.
Italian sausage - This pork sausage is available in two forms,
hot (spiced with hot red peppers) and sweet, and is usually seasoned with garlic.