Raholan syötäviä sanoja is a monolingual gastronomic dictionary online compiled by Jaakko Rahola. In addition to the definitions of the words, the website contains numerous food related texts and gastronomy history. The glossary is designed to help translators, journalists and culinary professionals with special food terminology. The glossary contains numerous food words difficult to find in other Finnish dictionaries. It is divided in basic vocabulary and separated special glossaries on Capsicums, sausages, cheese, alliums, citrus fruits, pasta forms and food additives. The glossary contains also an index of food related anecdotes and sayings with explanations. The Finnish Federation of the Food Industry awarded the site in 2012 with an honorable mention.
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The material provides a complete gastronomy glossary in Finnish language with detailed definitions and etymology. The dictionary contains both foreign and Finnish culinary culture information. The search engine of the site does not understand the inflection of Finnish words so it finds only the exact form typed in the search box. The material is various, authentic and motivating as it permits not only work on gastronomy terminology and texts but also numerous possibilities to discuss intercultural aspects through food related activities. The website is not technically ambitious and therefore easy to use with any browser available and accessible with internet connection.
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