Culinary Dictionary: Letter L
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Lagnappe/Lagniappe (lan-yap): Creole term used in Louisiana and southern Texas to designate “a little something extra” at the time of purchase like receiving 13 doughnuts when buying a dozen (baker’s dozen) or receiving free dessert when you’re a regular customer at a restaurant.
Lane cake: Alabama layered cake filled with shredded coconut, nuts and dried fruits.
Langues de Chat: These “cat’s tongues” are flat, oval crisp cookies sometimes half dipped in chocolate.
Lassi: Indian shake made of yogurt, ice cubes, sugar and sometimes fruit and spices. Mango lassi is a popular type of lassi.
Latke: Jewish fried shredded potato cakes.
Liaison: thickening agent for sauces, stews and soups such as cornstarch or flour.
Limoncello: Italian lemon liqueur.
Loquat: loquat is an oval shaped orange fruit with a pit. It originates from China but grows well and is popular in Mediterranean countries.