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Cooking Terminology

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Find out what cooking terms mean before you flambe your bananas, caramelize your onions, or julienne your carrots.
To macerate fresh raspberries means to mash and pulverize with a wooden spoon them until they are a soft pulp, usually with the addition of sugar. This is the general meaning of the word "macerate" when used in conjunction with food preparation; it has quite different meanings in other situations. M…
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A corniche is a small sweet pickle.
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It's also another name for boys underwear. Answer Calzones are basically pizza turnovers. A large variety of ingredients can be placed inside a small round crust which is folded like a taco.
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The masura dal is red lentils in English. Its paste is used for many reasons, including cooking and for beautification.
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Cooking means applying heat to food. Cooking is the process of preparing food by applying heat selecting, measuring and combing ingredient's. And making sure its edible. The term is often used in the narrower sense of applying heat to chemicaly transform a food to change flavor, texture, apperen…
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Answer It's a big butchers knife, used much the same way as a small hatchet, to cut through meat.
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"All the fixin's" is a Southern term meaning the same thing as "all the works" or "all the trimmings". For meals, it would mean all the dishes served to accompany the main dish. For instance, "all the fixin's" to make a traditional turkey dinner could include stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauc…
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What is a trivet? What is a trivet? A metal stand with short feet, used under a hot dish on a table. A three legged stand made of metal, used for supporting cooking [Middle English trevet, stand for cooking vessels, from Old English trefet, probably alteration (influenced by Old English th…
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A lamb is a juvenile ovine (sheep).
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Tempura is a Japanese method of preparing food. Meats, vegetables, and/or seafood are coated and fried in batter until golden. This style of cooking was brought to the Island by Portugese traders about 400 years ago. The recipe is simple: 1 egg or egg yolk or egg whites, beaten 1 cup cold water, a…
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It is an expression that describes the shape into which something is cut. A potato wedge, an apple wedge, a fruit wedge, a cheese wedge, and other examples are possible.
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"Baking" refers to a cooking method that requires an enclosed space with controled heat. Baking almost always requires dry heat, as opposed to "steaming" and "smoking" that use water or moist heat and a device such as a bong or joint
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Answer Was used to help colonists to fry items in the fireplace with out having to stand and hold the pan. A spider is a mesh "dipper" for separating food from the liquid, normally hot oil.
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it means spit gathers in the mouth It is the secretion of saliva (princeton)
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foods that glow in the dark naturally
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go food gives us energy
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It translates literally into The spicy food "Comida picante" is all the food that includes "Chile" in the recipe, it means that you don't need to add chili to your plate because it is already spicy. in Mexico, for example; the comida picante could be: Mole, Pozole, Menudo and so on. Hope it helps …
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Capsicum and pepper It's another word for pepper (as in, the vegetable), commonly used by Brits and Australians. Learn more about it here: http://www.answers.com/capsicum
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Umeboshi = Ume (Japanese apricot/plum fruit) that has been pickled by salting and leaving in the sun and later is packed into some container.The umeboshi I have was mixed with shiso leaves also which add color and I guess some flavor. Umeboshi tastes pretty salty and sour. I think it's one of those …
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Organizational structure involves, in addition to task organizational boundary considerations, the designation of jobs within an organization and the relationships among those jobs. There are numerous ways to structure jobs within an organization, but two of the most basic forms include simple line …
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Answer petit gateau
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A balanced meal that consists of dietary fibre, water and nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals in one dish. For example, a pasta (carbohydrates) with vegetables (dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals) and some chicken or meat (proteins and fats) gets everything toge…
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Fondue is hot cheese (or in some cases, chocolate) melted to the consistency of a sauce, into which bread or fruits are dipped. It can also mean cubes of meat or seafood cooked in hot oil and then dipped in any of several kinds of sauces.
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SurimiIt is a Japanese word. It is a product made mostly with fish or sometimes with chicken. The fish is processed over and over, rinsing it in between processings, until getting a jelly paste to which they later add additives such as cornstarch, egg whites, salt, veg oil, sorbitol (a kind of sugar…
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A la carte means to order individual items from the menu, as opposed to ordering a set meal.
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They are foods that have been 'genetically modified' (taking some genetic information from another source and inserting it into the plant you wish to grow) to give the plant beneficial properties - e.g disease resistance (preventing starvation in third world countries), additional vitamins (importan…
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When you are following a recipe to cream the ingredience means to blend them together so they are one.An example would be to cream the sugar,vanilla and butter together, you now have sweet butter,with a vanilla flavor........buttercream icing with a vanilla flavor. I hope this has answered your ques…
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Pancetta It's Italian bacon that's cured in spices and salt, and dried till it's pretty tough. It's not usually smoked, has a lot of fat, and is served with pasta, sauces, or vegetables as a flavoring. It usually comes in a roll, and generally is sliced very thin.
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Answer 1It means to separate the broth for use later in the preparation process.
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In England a muffin is a yeast raised type of bread bun. It is baked in a mould and is usually flat on top and bottom with slightly bulging sides. It is not seeded but sometimes has a dusting of corn meal. It is eaten by tearing it into two halves (never cutting it) from side to side. This gives a h…
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To heat sugar until it liquifies and becomes a clear syrup, ranging in color from golden to dark brown (from 320 degrees to 350 degrees F on a candy thermometer).
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"A la mode" means "served with ice cream."
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It means (according to captain scarlet) that you heal from any injury fatal or not within hours due to mysteron influence, or in real world metabolism is what burns caleries and retro mean really fast
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Whey: the serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese.
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Nougat is a treat made with sugar and/or honey, roasted almonds, walnuts, pistachios,hazelnuts, macadamia and other nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped, candied fruit. The consistency of nougat can vary from soft and chewy to hard and crunchy and it's used in a many candy bars and chocol…
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"A decoration is something to make food look better but is not edible. A garnish is an edible object that you put on or near food or drinks. Such as parsley or lemon and so on. " Actually the only difference between a decoration and a garnish is the food which it goes on. a decoration goes on any…
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The definition of pre-made food products is when you buy a cake mix or something like that. (Cans, tins, boxes.)Cooking from scratch is when you buy flour, eggs and so on and mix and make it yourself.
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It is a baked custard that once cooled is sprinkled with coarse sugar and placed under a broiler or salamander until the sugar is burned. Also used today are small propane torches to burn the sugar.
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Pate a choux or choux paste is used for making pastries such as eclairs or small balls of pastry which look like little cabbages (choux in french)
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The meaning of potage du jour is the "soup of the day."
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Cassava, also known has manioc, is a tropical, starchy staple of South American origin.
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Food helps you live and breath. It is things that you eat.
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good nutrition means to eat at right meal time and maintain those foods or diet that are of great health importance and also balanced,which means that ones meal must contain all the classes of food in the right proportion.
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it is an original Chinese food that contains mainly of noodles mixed with vegetables and a little meat It's a Filipino dish.
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what cooking tool is used to dip food in egg and roll in crumbs
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Answer:A buffet is a meal where you help yourself to a wide selection of different dishes of food. You can have a hot buffet or a cold buffet. If its a hot buffet it is usually laid out under warming lights and you choose what you want and place them on your plate.
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a cooking tool is anything we need to prepare our food
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It is a chocolate mousse.
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Also short for Jillian or Gillian, most say it means youthful.
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I think it might mean 1 tablespoon of wholewheat flour. The direct translation of sarrasin that I found means buckwheat.Farine de sarrasin is buckwheat flour, a non-gluten flour okay for celiacs. It is used for traditional savory pancakes (galettes) in Brittany, usually filled with ham, cheese tomat…
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A Lazy Susan is the raised, usually glass or wooden platform, on the centre of a dining table, which allows dishes to be rotated around the table within easy reach of all guests.
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kantot is a dessert. It's made out of banana inside a donut hole. It's topped off with cream pie. hope that helps haha! alright that answer is somewhat correct, sex was described in a funny way. "kantot" is the tagalog word for sex. its a vulgar word so its not appropriate to say it or discuss the a…
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Dough made from boiled and ground plantain or cassava, used as a staple food in parts of western and central Africa.
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Botanical Name: Paseolus angularis Other Names: adsuki, aduki, asuki, azuki, chi dou (Mandarin), feijao, field pea, hong xiao dou (Mandarin), red oriental, Tiensin red Description: Dry adzuki beans are small dark red, oval beans approximately 5 mm in diameter. They have a distinctive white ridg…
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It is a caramel made from sugar and milk that originated in Argentina.The process of making dulce de leche is by dissolving sugar in milk and boiling it for several hours or until it carmelizes. Some people also use a risker method of boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk. Dulce de leche is enjo…
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Pomme is the French word for apple, literally "fruit."Confusion can result from the term pommes frites (frites) which is the French word for "french fries." This is because the word for "potato" is pomme de terre (fruit of the ground) but is almost always shortened.* The slang term pom or pomme or p…
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To pour juices or melted fat over (meat) during cooking in order to keep it moist.
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A Chili dog Is a Hot Dog With bread And surrounding Chili inside the bun. Also a Chihuahua is called a Chili by some people.
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-bake -saute-broil-bake-pan frydeep frybastemixstirif you go to http://www.crisco.com/basics/cooking_terms.asp it will explain all the cooking terms.
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Exotic foods are foods that are not familiar. It is a kind of weird. Exotic foods may be harmful to your health because we do not know or we are not surely that it is just alright for us to eat. Exotic foods has different kinds, exotic fish. exotic fruits..etc.. examples of exotic foods are the...fr…
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The meaning of due diligence, under torts and damages, refers to the standard of care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others. It is the care or attention to a matter that is sufficient enough to avoid a claim of negligence, though not necessarily exhaustive. It also is the meas…
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Food production is a process of transforming raw materials into food or other terms. This typically takes clean, harvested crops to produce attractive and marketable products.
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Roasted marshmallows and a chocolate bar between two graham crackers.
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Braise means browning meat in butter or oil before adding liquid and slow cooking until very tender. This is used with cheaper cuts of meat as well as in many stew and roast recipes.
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A cold dessert is usually sweet unheated dish served after the main course.
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A truffle is a kind of mushroom that grows under the ground, usually near trees. It's considered a delicacy in many cultures and because they are very labour-intensive to find, often requiring much digging and a special kind of animal (dogs and pigs are popular) to sniff them out, they are quite exp…
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Leavening means to put something into dough which ferments and causes the dough to rise. The most commonly used leavening is yeast.
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A dish is a food you have prepare as casserole i learned this in home economices these are the dishes i have prepared
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Yoghurt is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk.
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Tibicos are a culture of bacteria and yeasts. The grains produced are used to create a carbonated beverage that is fermented.
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Rubbing is a way way of working the shortening into the dough. Then there is what is called a dry rub, which is a way of a mixture of seasonings is applied to a roast before cooking.:-)
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Basically, things that do not go "off" or grow mold or need to be kept in the refrigerator.
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A lardon is a small piece of bacon or cured pork, about a quarter inch cube.
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Ugg Paste is a seemingly rare multi-purpose paste created by The Uggers. It is also their flagship product.
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It is to remove crumbs from the table. Such as "The waiter crumbed the table."
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"Edible" can be used as an adjective OR as a noun in a sentence. When used as an adjective, "edible" is defined as something that is fit to be eaten; esculent, eatable. I am not convinced that that is edible road kill. (Adjective usage) When used as a noun, "edible" is defined as an edible subs…
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Caffeine free means that the product has "no" caffeine in it.
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Andies Okay
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Specifically, rendering is melting fat until its solids and liquids are fully separated and one or the other can be removed. Rendering also refers to a process of removing impurities in raw fats, which home cooks don't usually have to do.
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beating ingredients, such as eggs etc... using the rotary egg beater, turn it in the bowl with the ingredients....
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Fod that may be considered boring would be dry and tasteless. Such food would be better with added flavoring, a special sauce or seasoning.
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Orzo is a type of pasta. It is small and often shaped like rice or a rain drop. It is commonly used in pasta salads or soups.
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The New England clam bake is a traditional method of cooking foods, especially seafood such as lobsters, crabs etc. The seafood is often mixed with sausage, potatoes, carrots, corn etc. Clam bakes are usually held on festival occasions along the coast of New England.
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According to the Betty Crocker cookbook that was used by my 1958 Home Ec. Class Hunters & fishermen while cooking their food over the campfire, (many foods were cooked breaded & fried) would fry up some breading to toss to the dogs to quiet them.Hence the name... Hush Puppies.:)
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What are 'Satsumas', you may ask... Well, they are seedless fruit similar to the 'Mandarin'. It is a kind of tangerine... Very Orange, may be mistaken as a 'Katsuma' on Moshi monsters... Tastes tangley, undiscribably weird taste, may be sweet, sour, mincey, hard or spicy.
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stimulating one's appetite or tempting
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An example of a crusty entree would be pot pie.
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In cooking, liaison would mean how the various ingredients work together and taste together. Improved answer: Don't know about that. I'm in culinary school right now, which happens to be in Sweden but we still use french cooking terms, liason is in this case the name of a thickening agent for soups…
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skimming, as in skim milk, is just skimming the cream off the top of the milk when it separates, with a spoon. Or the milk can be siphoned off the bottom of the tank.
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A great meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed by many people!
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When you start cooking, first you prepare ingredient in quantities. This might be specified in volume, mass, count etc. This is called cooking weights in food terminology. # Delhi food restaurants # changezifoods.com
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In a nutshell, I would say anything that is healthy. Food in general; anything that nourishes the body and/or the mind.
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The phonetic spelling for tasty is taste-ee.
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Twilight
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Kurdai is a delicious snack akin to papads, but made from Wheat.
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BLT is an abbreviation of the three ingredients; excluding bread and butter, in a BLT sandwich. These ingredients are Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato.
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It means "off the menu." If you order a hamburger 'a la carte' you are ordering a hamburger by itself with nothing else.
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A species of tuna. • ALBACORE (noun) The noun ALBACORE has 2 senses: 1. relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna 2. large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
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Galangal is the root of a plant similar in appearance and taste to ginger. It is used in Asian cuisine particularily in Thai food and has a distinctive hot aromatic flavour with a hint of citrus. Mixed with lime juice it is often taken as a tonic and regarded as an aphrodisiac.
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