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drawn fish


DrawnA term referring to a whole fish, with or without scales, that has had its internal organs removed. The term “drawn butter” refers to clarified butter.

fresh wasabi


WasabiSometimes referred to as Japanese horseradish, although they are two totally different plants. Wasabi is generally used as a sauce that makes sushi or other foods more flavorful by adding spice. Like blow the...

australian vegemite


VegemiteMade popular in North America from the Australian Band “Men at Work”, is one of several yeast extract spreads sold in Australia.  It is made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract (a by-product of beer...



Garnish Garnish is to add visual appealing element to a finished dish. Solely for presentation purposes, but can be an edible accent to the plate. Some chefs use a rule of thumb that if...

fresh capers


Capers are the buds of a spiny shrub that grows from Spain to China. Capers have an assertive flavor that can best be described as a combination of citrus and olive, plus an added...

xanthan gum

Xantham Gum

Xanthan Gum – Produced from the fermentation of corn sugar. It is most commonly used as a stabilizer, emulsifier and thickener in foods such as yogurt, sour cream and salad dressings. Sounds more like...



Toast Toast is the process of browning, crisping, or drying food by exposing it to heat. Toasting foods such as coconut, nuts, and seeds help to release their oils and develop their flavor. Also...


Sauté Sauté (which means ‘to jump’) is a cooking technique which means to cook a food quickly in oil and/or butter over high heat.  You can use a skillet or sauté pan, but make...

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