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5 Food Terms That Are…meaningless
Food, even something as humble as radish slices, comes with a typical buzzword now. You are simply assailed with high sounding terms that bear no meaning any more . In fact, they are just another way of getting your attention and various retailers as well... -
What Are The Common Kwanzaa Foods Served At Karuma?
A holiday that celebrates the origin of the African American- Kwanzaa is a 7-day celebration to commemorate this- Karuma being the 6th day of feasting. When you ask as to “ What are the common Kwanzaa foods served at Karuma ?”, a briefing on the... -
Learn The Common Spanish Phrases For Food
N ever think of not visiting a country just because you don’t know the language. If in Spain, you must definitely try the hot and spicy pork, lamb and chicken delicacies, amazing varieties of fruits and vegetables and their unforgettable seafood.... -
Mistress Of Spices
The spice that I have chosen for the blog event "Mistress of Spices" is "CLOVE". Clove has derived its name from latin, meaning Nail. Clove is one of the main spice that we use while preparing many dishes for its strong fragnance.
G To O Chocolate Terminology
Ganache, a blend of cream and chocolate, can be additionally enhanced with any flavor in the rainbow. The ganache-filled chocolates above, from John & Kira’s of Philadelphia.
A velvety smooth blend of chocolate... -
D To G Of Chocolate Terminology
Also known as sweet, semi-sweet, or bittersweet chocolate depending on the chocolate liquor: sugar ratio. An eating chocolate that contains 15% to 35% chocolate liquor plus cocoa butter, vanilla, lecithin as an emulsifier, and sugar o -
2 xícaras of bolted maisena
2 xícaras of fubá
1 xícara of ralado coconut
1 xícara of butter or margarina
1 xícara of honey Way
To make To mix the dry ingredients, to place the butter... -
Quick Facts About Paella
Paella A Spanish dish of saffron-flavored rice combined with a variety of meats and shellfish, garlic, onions, peas, artichoke hearts and tomatoes. It’s named after the special two handled pan also called paella in which it’s prepared and ... -
Mojito A cocktail made by combining lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a tall glass, then crushing the mint slightly with... -
Knish A pastry of Jewish origin that consist of a piece of dough that enclosed a filling of mashed potatoes, cheese, ground meat and buckwheat groats... -
French for garnish when used as a culinary descriptor. For example, steak garni typically means it’s accompanied by vegetables... -
Ficelle French for twine or string referring culinarily to a long very thin loaf of French bread, about half the size of a baguette.
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2 soup spoons of lean sugar 25 g of confectioner sugar 1 spoon of tea of cinnamon in dust 1 soup spoon of essence of panetone 750 flour g 80 g of I leaven 250 g of 200 crystallized fruits g of dry fruits 3 150 egg yolks ml of milk 1... -
Answers To Culinary Quiz
ANSWERS 1) b) The science of growing snails for food.
2) c) Barley is grown at the highest cultivated plot of land in the world. Potatoes, quinoa and barley are grown at slightly lower elevations, and potatoes probably originated in the area.
A rum based , coffee-flavored Jamaican liqueur made from blue mountain coffee. It’s drier and lighter than kahlua.
A thick mixture of fruit, sugar that is cooked until the pieces of fruit are very soft and almost formless. It is used as a bread spread , a filling for pastries and cookies and an ingredient for various desserts.
The Italian name for the tail portion of any of several varieties of lobsters, the most well known being the Dublin bay prawns. Scampo is the singular from of the word. On US restaurant menus , the term is often used... -
Italian for pounded pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, pinenuts, parmesan cheese and olive oil. The ingredient can be crushed, or make in fine paste. This classic , fresh tasting sauce originated... -
A rich, flavorful desert wine, which is made by picking grapes that are frozen on the vine, then before they thaw. Because much of the water in the grapes is frozen, the resulting juice is concentrated-rich in flavor and... -
An Italian bacon that is cured with salt and spices but not smoked. Flavorful, slightly salty pancetta comes in a sausagelike roll. It’s used in Italian coking to flavor sauces, pasta dishes, forcemeats, vegetables and meats.... -
Popular in mexico and the southwestern united states , this dark red, medium-size bean is a favorite for making chili con carne and refried beans. Red beans are available dried in most supermarkets .
A cocktail consisting of gin, lemon or lime juice, grenadine, egg white and cream. It’s shaken with ice , then stained into a shallow, steamed cocktail glass.
Generally made of stainless, this long , narrow utensil is used to pull every shred of meat from the hard-to-reach cavities. The tip of a lobster pick can either be pointed or in the shape of a tiny,... -
Called littleneck on the east coast and pacific littleneck on the west coast, these small, hard shell clams have a shell diameter of less than 2 inches. They’re usually reserved for eating on the half... -
This Italian phrase means spring style and culinarily refers to the use of fresh vegetables as a garnish to various dishes. One of the most popular dishes prepared in this manner is pasta primavera, pasta tossed or topped with diced... -
This Japanese version of horse radish comes from the root of an Asian plant. It’s used to make a green-colored condiment that has a sharp, pungent, flery flavor. Wasabi, which is also called Japanese horseradish, is available... -
Haling from Australia, this famous dessert is named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlov a. It consists of a crisp meringue base topped with whipped cream and fruit such as... -
Panko Breadcrumbs used in Japanese cooking for coating fried foods. They’re coarser than those normally used in the create a deliciously crunchy crust. Panko is sold in Asian markets.
Any of several varieties of white or black grapes. The characteristic trait of the Muscat is its sweet, musky flavor. Muscat grapes are grown around the world in temperate climates such as Italy,... -
A highly seasoned beef made from a cut of plate, brisket or round. After the fat is trimmed , the meats surface is rubbed with salt and a seasoning paste that can include garlic, ground peppercorns,... -
Jamaican Hot Chili
Jamaican hot chili
As the name indicates, this bright red chili is extremely hot. It’s small (1 to 2 inches in diameter) and has a distorted, irregular shape. Jamaican hots are often used in curried dishes and condiments.
A Jewish dish made with pieces of matzo that have been soaked in hot water, squeezed dry, then dipped in beaten egg and fried like French toast. Matzo brei is typically served with cinnamon-sugar, maple syrup or honey.
During the refining of sugar cane and sugar beets, the juice squeezed from these plants is boiled to a syrup mixture from which sugar crystal are extracted. The remaining brownish black liquid is molasses. Light molasses comes from... -
Oyster Mushroom This fan-shaped mushroom grows both wild and cultivated in close clusters, often on rotting tree trunks. They’re also called oyster caps, tree mushrooms, summer oyster mushrooms, pleurotte and shimeji. The cap varies in color... -
Juniper berry These astringent blue-black berries are native to both Europe and America. Juniper berries are too bitter to eat raw and are usually sold dried and used to flavor meats , sauces, stuffing , etc. they’re generally crushed before use to... -
Prosciutto Italian for “ham”, Prosciutto is a term broadly used to describe a ham that has ben seasoned, salt-cured and air-dried. The meat is pressed, which produces a firm, dense texture. Italy’s parma ham is the true prosciutto, although... -
Lima bean This new world bean was named for lima, peru, where it was found as early as 1500. there are two distinct varieties of lima- the baby lima and the Fordhook (which are not adult baby limas). Both are pale green, plump-bodied and have a slight... -
John Dory Found in European waters ,this incredibly odd-looking fish has an oval, flat body and a large, spiny head. The john Dory’s flesh is delicate and mild and can be cooked in a variety of ways including grilling, sautéing.
Lyonnaise Chicken Saute
Lyonnaise Chicken Saute Sauté the chicken in butter and when it is half-cooked, add three fair-sized onions,finely sliced , tossed in butter and slightly browned. Complete the cooking of the chicken and the onions together, and put it on a dish. Swirl with... -
Prune A dried plum. Prunes can be traced back to Roman times and have long been a popular northern European winter fruit because they could be stored without problem. Although any plum can be made into a prune, those with the greatest flavor, sweetness and... -
Sole Au Gratin
Sole Au Gratin - Partly separate the fillets from bones on the upper side of the fish, and slip a lump of butter, the size of a walnut, under each. This done , place the sole on a well-buttered gratin dish, on the bottom of which a pinch of chopped shallots... -
Ricotta - This rich fresh cheese is slightly grainy but smoother than cottage cheese. It’s white , moist and has a slightly sweet flavor. Most Italian ricottas are made from the whey drained off while making cheese such as mozzarella and provolone.... -
Gnocchi Italian for dumplings , gnocchi can be made from potatoes, flour or farina. Eggs or cheese can be added to the dough , and finely chopped , spinach is also a popular addition. Gnocchi are generally shaped into little balls , cooked in boiling water... -
Napoleon A delectable dessert made with crisp layers of puff pastry spread with crème patisserie and either glazed with a thin icing or dusted with confectioners sugar. Napoleons are usually made in small rectangular shapes just large enough for an... -
A fragment, full flavoured oil pressed from hazelnuts and tasting the roasted nut. Most hazelnut oil is imported from france and is therefore expensive. It can be purchased in cans or bottles in gourmet markets and many supermarkets. Hazelnut oil can be... -
Scallop This popular BIVALVE MOLLUSK has two beautiful fan-shaped shells that are often used as containers in which to serve dishes such as COQUILLES ST. JACQUES . Through the entire scallop including... -
Jelly Bean This small , brightly colored , egg-shaped candy has a chewy, gelatinous texture and a hard candy coating . Jelly beans comes in many flavors... -
I once had a hundred dollar a week sushi habit... That's almost $5,000.00 a year on just raw fish! Crudo is an italian form of sushi and it's starting to make some waves here in America... I've yet to try it - but the first chance I get... -
What Is Flap Meat?
Butchers' best-kept secret / Seldom-seen flap meat is giving better-known steaks a run for the money
Thin slices of pan-roasted flap steak are served with a red wine and shallot butter sauce, and accompanied by oven-roasted tiny... -
Cookery Terms - B
A rich rum or kirsch-soaked Polish yeast cake studded with currants or
raisins. The traditional baba is baked in a tall cylindrical mold but the cake
can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes; called savarin when baked in a
large ring mold.
South Indian Translations
Here is a list of cooking ingredients that I have compiled. The translations are done from ENGLISH to HINDI, TELEGU, KANNAD, MALAYALAM and TAMIL. I welcome all to include more additions to this list...
A LA French for the style of, such as “a la Francaise” meaning “in the style of the French”.
A LA BOURGEOISE French for in “the style of the family”.
A LA BROCHE French for cooked on a skewer over a flame.
A LA CARTE A list of... -
Please use this chart only as a guide, and consult your physician for advice if you have any dietary-related illnesses, such as diabetes or heart disease. If you have medical reasons for needing a carbohydrates chart , I... -
are plants grown for any purpose other than food, wood or beauty. Such uses include culinary, medicinal, or in some cases even spiritual usage. The green, leafy part of the plant is typically used. General usage differs between culinary herbs... -
What Is Bisques
: The term Bisque is almost always used these days to denote thick soups prepared from crustaceans although these can with some... -
What Is A Beverage
A BEVERAGE is a drink specifically prepared for human consumption. Beverages almost always largely consist of water. Water is essential for living, significantly more so than food. Death will usually occur after 1 week without any liquids but humans have been... -
Patisserie Name of various preparations made of pastry. Also applies to the art of the pastry cook as well as to the place where pastries are sold. Entremets French name of sweet dishes. Dessert Last course of a meal. Also commonly used to describe the sweet... -