Monthly Archive: October 2017

ragout stew

Ragout

Ragout Ragout.  This is a French word, which means stew, usually one made of meat or poultry and which is rather thick.  In recent years, this word has become a rather clever restaurant menu...

Quadriller

Quadriller Quadriller – Is the term referring to making the “grill marks” on the surface of grilled or broiled food with a crisscross pattern of lines.  The scorings are produced by contact with very...

Prawn

Prawn Prawn is a common name for small aquatic crustaceans with an exoskeleton and ten legs, some of which can be eaten. The term “prawn” is used particularly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and...

Organic

Organic Organic supposedly refers to foods that are grown or raised without chemicals or artificial growth enhancers, without chemical fertilizers or chemical pesticides. Personally, even though I have the utmost respect for farmers, I...

nuts

Nuts

Nuts Nuts are dried seeds or fruits with edible kernels surrounded by a hard shell or rind. Nuts are available in many forms, such as chopped, slivered, and halved. Use the form called for...

Marinate

Marinate To Marinate is to soak food in a marinade. When marinating foods, do not use a metal container, as it can react with acidic ingredients and give foods an off odor and flavor....

definition of mirepoix

Mirepoix

(Meer-Pwah) A mirepoix is the ultimate trio of diced vegetables, celery , carrots and onion, cooked for a long time on a gentle heat without colour or browning (sweating), usually with butter or other...

Leavenings

Leavenings / Leavening Agents Leavenings are ingredients that are essential in helping batter and dough expand or rise during baking. Without leavening agents, the finished baked products will be heavy and tough. Some leavening...

kosher salt

Kosher Salt

  Kosher Salt Kosher Salt is a coarser salt with no additives that many cooks prefer for its light, flaky texture and clean taste. It also has a lower sodium content than regular salt....

Jelly Roll

Jelly Roll Jelly Roll. A dessert made by spreading a filling on a sponge cake and ‘rolling’ it up into a log shape. When other foods are shaped “jelly-roll-style,” it refers to rolling them...

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