• Food translation goes mobile

    International food dictionary now has a mobile version.

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  • Turkish Cuisine

    Mezes and seafood of Turkey.

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  • Damnoen Floating Market

    About 110 kilometers from Bangkok is an old floating market. Today it is mainly for tourists, still it is an interesting location for photos and to try another type of “street” food. We tried chicken on bamboo skewers from one vendor and a noodle dish from the one shown here.

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  • Convert and Translate

    Page from a Persian fish cook book. Where do we get all of the words for International Food Dictionary? They come from many sources but the real work is trying to check and verify. I’m currently adding words for the fish of Iran. I first try to translate common fish names names using internet resources Continue Reading

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  • Translate

    A bakery in Rostok, Germany selling fresh bread. But, what is Sommergenuss Brot, a bread for summer enjoyment? Or is it a multigrain bread filled with sunflower seeds?

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Turkish Foods

Two of the many types of Turkish foods are covered here. Because of its proximity to the many seas it’s not unexpected that seafood is plentiful in the coastal regions of Turkey. Bread is another ubiquitous food. It came fresh with every meal. Even in small restaurants the bread seemed to come right from the Continue Reading

Choosing Vegetable Oils for Cooking

Cooking with Vegetable Oils I’m frequently hearing of another vegetable oil with superior properties to canola oil, olive oil, or whatever.  So, what is the best vegetable oil, how much better is one cooking oil than another, and which properties are important? Vegetable oil is defined as oil extracted from plants that are liquid at Continue Reading

Çay – Served Everywhere in Turkey

Where can you find tea in Turkey? Tea, the universal drink, is found in every corner of the world. In Turkey it is served at every gathering, after every meal, and even served in fast food restaurants. It is commonly offered free at the end of each meal or before doing business. Whether in a Continue Reading


I’m off to Turkey and can’t wait to visit the spice bazaar. To help me understand what I’m seeing and eating I’ve begun adding a few Turkish words to the data base. The entire site hasn’t been coded to translate Turkish yet but the mobile version has been. I hope you get a chance to Continue Reading

Persian Herbs, Sabzi Khordan

Persians love fresh herbs and eat them with every meal whether formal, fancy, of fast. The Persian word for these fresh herbs is sabzi (سبزی). Sabzi comes from the Persian word sabz, which means green. In this way it is similar to the English expression “greens” which is used for leafy vegetables in salads. Green Continue Reading

Recipe Translation and Conversion

Check out the recipe translation and conversion feature found under the “Convert” menu. My grasp of other languages is not very good so when reading a recipe in another language I find it difficult to translate, convert, and keep track of which ingredients I’ve added. The recipe translation feature allows you to list all of Continue Reading

International Food Dictionary

Welcome to International Food Dictionary. This site is to help travelers and cooks find foods and cooking terms in other languages. The translation sections should be working reasonably well. Each language has a different number of words so there may be words that don’t translate into some languages. Translations should be accurate but we are Continue Reading