Gourmet Glossary: O
Offal: The internal parts of an animal including brain, heart, kidney, liver, tongue and tripe.
Olive: The small oval fruit of the olive tree, early olives are green, mature olives are black. It’s rich oil is used for frying, marinades, dressings and baking.
Okra: A vegetable also called ‘ladies’ fingers’ a long green pod, full of seeds.
Organic: Food produced without artificial or chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Ouzo: Greek spirit flavored with aniseed.
Oyster: A saltwater shellfish, can be cooked or eaten raw.
Oyster Mushroom A grey or greyish-brown fungus that grows in clumps or clusters. Offal The internal parts of an animal including brain, heart, kidney, liver, tongue and tripe.
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