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(P) Definitions

Paella, A Spanish dish that consists of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood and chorizo.

Pain, French for Bread.

Pegao, In Puerto Rico it means the browned crust on the bottom of a cooked rice pot.

Pera, Italian for Pear.

Petite Syrah, A red wine grape grown in California that produces wines similar in aroma and taste to French Cotes du Rhones.

Pfifferling, German for chanterelle mushrooms.

Piselli, Italian for Peas.

Poki, A Hawaiian dish made with seaweed, sweet onions, scallions and raw fish.

Pud, A Russian weight of measure equal to 36.11 pounds.

Puerros, Spanish for Leeks.

Special thanks to my late mother Julia Rauscher Vyhnanek for her food knowledge which was the source for many of the definitions. She was a retired school teacher who was a real "Foodie"! If it were not for her, I many not have become a Chef.