Wasabi (WAH-sah-bee): Japanese version of horseradish. Wasabi
mixed with water is used to make the fiery green paste that accompanies
sushi. Available in specialty markets in powder, paste and fresh
Water chestnut: The edible tuber of a water plant from Southeast
Asia. Fresh water chestnuts, available in Asian groceries, have a
outer covering and crisp, white, crunchy flesh. They are also available
canned at most supermarkets.
Wild rice: An exotic, dark-brown grain with a nutty flavor. Usually
used in combination with other grains.
Wheat germ: The vitamin, mineral, protein and oil-rich embryo
of the wheat berry. It has a nutty flavor. Available toasted and in it's
natural form. Refrigerate after opening.
Wheatgrass: Young greens from grain plants. Available in natural
food stores, where they are often juiced as a health tonic.
Worcestershire sauce (WOOS-tuhr-shurh): Condiment developed in
by the English flavored with garlic, soy sauce, tamarind, onions,
lime, anchovies, vinegar and other seasonings. Vegetarian versions are
at health food and natural foods stores.