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horchata (de chufa) (today's sample record)

Plural: horchatas (de chufa)

Language: Spanish

Description: A chilled drink made with tiger nuts, small, wrinkled brown tubers which form on the roots of a type of sedge, Cyperus esculantus, which grows around the Mediterranean. It may be flavoured with vanilla.

horchata (de chufa)
Horchata photographed with fatóns at the delightful Horchateria de Santa Catalina in Valencia

Pronounced: ohr-CHAH-tah deh CHOO-fah
Ethnicity: Spanish
Most frequent country: Spain

See places: Spanish food and cuisine

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