JEAN ANTHELME BRILLAT-SAVARIN - ʒɑ̃ ɑ̃tɛlm bʁija savaʁɛ̃
French lawyer and politician who gained fame as an epicure and gastronome. Grimod and Brillat-Savarin - Between them, two writers effectively founded the whole genre of the gastronomic essay.
KANTHA - Kan'tɑː
An embroidery technique typical of eastern South Asia, especially in the Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha, and in Bangladesh. In Odisha, old saris are stacked on each other and hand-stitched to make a thin piece of cushion. This is normally used above a bed cushion or instead of a cushion.
"Kantha saris" are traditionally worn by women in Bengal. Kantha stitching is also used to make simple quilts, commonly known as Nakshi Kantha. Women in Bengal typically use old saris and cloth and layer them with kantha stitching to make a light blanket, throw, or bedspread, especially for children. Kantha is very popular with tourists visiting Bengal and is a specialty of Bolpur, West Bengal, India.
LEPIRONIA - ɛl-iː-piː-aɪ-ɑːr-əʊ-ɛn-aɪ-eɪ
A genus of the sedge family, comprising only one species, Lepironia articulata, known as the grey sedge or in Indonesian as Purun. It is found in Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka, southern China, Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indochina, Indonesia), New Guinea, and various islands of the western Pacific (Ryukyu Islands, Caroline Islands, Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia). Often used in organic soil and peat materials for sustainable agriculture.