- An herb mixture composed of savory, thyme, sumac,
and sesame seeds. A prepared mixture of this herb
mixture can be found at most Middle Eastern groceries.
The quality of zaatar can differ greatly.
Zabaglione - An Italian dessert made from
egg yolks, wine, and sugar. Zabaglione is beaten
over simmering water, which cooks the egg yolks
and makes a light and foamy custard.
Zest - The thin, brightly colored outer
part of the rind of citrus fruits. It contains
volatile oils, used as a flavoring.
Ziti - Italian for bridegrooms; used to
describe large, slightly curved tubes of pasta,
similar to rigatoni.
Zucchini - A moderately long cylindrical
summer squash with smooth, dark green skin with
a slightly bumpy surface, creamy white-green flesh
and milk flavor; also known as a courgette (especially
Zuppa - Italian word for "soup."
Zwieback - Zwieback means "twice baked"
in German, and refers to cut up bread which is
then cooked in the oven until thoroughly crisped
Zwyieka - A Polish sausage.