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Cooking Terms – K to L

COOKING TERMS – K KahlĂșa – A coffee-flavored liqeuer made inMexico. Kalamata Olives– A dark purple, fruity Greek olive. Kamut– A high protein wheat variety. Kamut has a higher nutritional value than present-day wheat, but it hard to find, used mainly in pastas, puffed cereal, and crackers. It may be found in health food stores. Kebab – Cubes …

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Cooking Terms – U to Z

COOKING TERMS – U Ugli Fruit – A Jamaican fruit with loose, yellow-green skin. The fruit is thought to be a cross between the tangerine and the grapefruit with a grapefruit-orange flavor. Unmold – To remove molded food from its container. Unsalted Butter – Butter which contains no salt. Unsalted butter is more perishable than butter with salt. …

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COOKING TERMS – M

COOKING TERMS – M Macaroon – A cookie made of eggs (usually whites) and almond paste or coconut. Mace – A sweet spice with a warm flavor. Mace is made from the outer husk of the nutmeg, and has a very similar flavor. Macerate – To soak fruit or other food in liquid in order to soften …

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COOKING TERMS – T

COOKING TERMS – T Tabasco Sauce –  (1) A brand of sauce made from small, hot, red tabasco peppers, vinegar, and salt. Tabasco Sauce is used in a wide variety of dishes. (2) an american sauce consisting of chilli peppers marinated in spirit vinegar and salt. Tabbouleh – a Lebanese salad of bulgur (cracked) wheat, mint, tomatoes, …

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COOKING TERMS – S

COOKING TERMS – S Sabayon – A foamy dessert or sauce made of egg yolks whipped with wine or liqueur. Sacristain (sak ree stan –  A small pastry made of twisted strip of puff paste coated with nuts and sugar. Saffron – A spice made from the stigmas of the saffron crocus. It comes in either powder …

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COOKING TERMS – P

COOKING TERMS – P Paella – A Spanish dish consisting of rice, saffron, a variety of meat and shellfish, garlic, onions, peas, tomatoes, and other vegetables. It’s named for the wide, shallow pan it’s cooked in. Pain d�Epice (pan day peece) –  A type of gingerbread. French name means “spice bread.” Palmier (palm yay) – …

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Cooking Terms – I to J

COOKING TERMS – I Icing – A sweet mixture used to top or coat baked goods. Icing is another word for frosting. Icing Comb – A plastic triangle with toothed or serrated edges; used for texturing icings. Indian Pudding – An old-fashioned dessert, Indian pudding is a spicy cornmeal-molasses pudding which may be served with whipped cream, …

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Cooking Terms – Q to R

COOKING TERMS – Q Quahog – The Native American name for the (East Coast) hard-shelled clam. Quahog is also sometimes used to describe very large clams. Quesadilla – A flour tortilla filled, folded, then cooked. The filling usually contains shredded cheese, but may also include ground meat, refried beans, etc.. Queso – The Spanish word for cheese. Quiche – …

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