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Home cooks shine during Ramadan | The New York Times (Part 1 of 3)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/dining/ramadan-iftar-home-cooking-recipes.html
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Huron
a member of a Native American confederacy formerly inhabiting southeast Ontario
Mich.
Michigan
fast
to eat very little or abstain from certain foods, especially as a religious discipline
tender
easy to cut or chew
namoura
a very sweet traditional Lebanese dessert cake made from semolina and containing coconut, while the syrupy topping is made of honey and lemon juice; also known as babousa in Egypt
frothy
emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
aerated
(of a liquid) treated by having air passed or bubbled through it for purification
semolina
the coarser particles produced by milling durum wheat, used especially for making pastas and hot cereals
to soak
to immerse in liquid for a period of time
scented
having the odour of
while
in spite of the fact that; although
to miss out on
to fail to experience
craving
an intense desire for some particular thing
fasting
abstaining from food
consecutive
following one after another without interruption; successive
to squeeze in
to manage to make room or time for someone or something in a tight space or schedule by or as if by exerting pressure
predawn
before sunrise
tummy
the stomach
to rumble
to make a deep, long, rolling sound
strenuous
taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
devotion
1. ardent, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or principle
2. religious ardour or zeal; the willingness to serve God
to culminate
to reach the highest point or degree; climax
feast
a meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed
emphasis
special importance or significance
self-reflection
self-examination; introspection
stretch
a continuous period of time
heightened
abnormally increased, especially in intensity
gratitude
a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation
to break the fast
to consume the first meal after sunset during Ramadan
platter
a large shallow dish or plate, used especially for serving food
surge
a sudden onrush or increase
pastry
any of various baked sweet foods made of dough or batter
anticipation
the act of expecting or foreseeing something; expectation or presentiment
iftar
the evening meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, traditionally featuring the fruit of the date palm as a first course
chaat
small, often fried food preparations eaten as snacks in South Asian cuisine and traditionally sold by street vendors
vibrant
vigorous and animated
elaborate
planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details
to elaborate
to explain something at greater length or in greater detail
truffle
any of various highly prized edible subterranean fungi of the genus Tuber; grow naturally in southwestern Europe
laden
filled with a great quantity
to pass out
to distribute; give to several people
mosque
a building used as a place of Muslim worship
to take turns
(of two or more people) to do something one after the other, not at the same time
in bulk
in large numbers, amounts, or volume
fragrant
having a pleasant odour
to stock
to obtain a store of (something) for future use or sale
samosa
small turnover of Indian origin filled with vegetables or meat and fried and served hot
batch
a group or set of usually similar objects or people, esp if sent off, handled, or arriving at the same time
kibbeh
(Cookery) a Middle Eastern mixture of ground beef or lamb, bulgur wheat, and spices, served baked, fried, or raw
plump
well-rounded and full in form; chubby
lentil
widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal
tangy
a distinctively sharp taste, flavour, or odour, as that of orange juice
savoury
(Cookery) salty or spicy; not sweet
cumin
a small plant of the parsley family, bearing aromatic, seedlike fruit used as a spice in cooking
chile
very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
dahi vada
a popular snack in India prepared by soaking fried flour balls in thick yogurt
fritter
a name applied to a wide variety of fried foods, usually consisting of a portion of batter or breading which has been filled with bits of meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables or other ingredients, prepared in both sweet and savoury varieties
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
to garnish
to decorate (prepared food or drink) with small colourful or savoury items, as with parsley
casserole
food prepared and served in an earthenware, glass, or cast iron dish
es campur
an Indonesian dessert popular during Ramadan for iftar, consisting of coconut, sea weed, milk, syrup, jackfruit, and many others
jelly
a sweet spread of fruit juice boiled with sugar and sometimes pectin, then cooled to a soft, sticky consistency
akara
a dish made from peeled beans formed into a ball and then deep-fried, found in West African and Brazilian cuisines
asheh
a Persian herb yogurt soup
chaplain
a person who says the prayer, invocation, etc., for an organization or at an assembly
pillar
a fundamental principle or practice
lunar
of or relating to the moon
tail end
the time of the last part of something
non-negotiable
not open to discussion
to pace (oneself)
to move or make progress at a sensible or moderate rate
fattoush
a salad made from toasted pita, cucumbers, tomatoes, mint, and other ingredients, often topped with a garlic-lemon dressing and flavoured with sumac
to toss
to mix (food) lightly so as to cover with dressing or sauce
sumac
a tart, dark reddish-brown powder made from the ground dried fruits of a Eurasian shrub (Rhus), used as a seasoning in Middle Eastern cuisine
flatbread
any of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
well
to a considerable extent or degree
throbbing
pounding or beating strongly or violently
fatigue
physical or mental weariness resulting from effort or activity
intermittent
stopping and starting at irregular intervals
boarding school
a private school where students are lodged and fed as well as taught
courgette
(chiefly British) a zucchini
halal
(Islam) meat from animals that have been killed according to Muslim law
dumpling
a piece of dough, sometimes filled, that is cooked in liquid such as water or soup
bodega
a small grocery store that specializes in products from the Caribbean and Latin America
credentials
a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
truth be told
I must admit; to be honest; in actuality

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