separately priced items from a menu, not as part of a set meal
cooked so it's still tough when bitten, often referring to pasta
served in the Greek style of cooking with olive oil, lemon juice, and several seasonings, often referring to vegetables
cooking until the ideal degree of doneness, often referring to meat as medium rare
the process of making something acid or sour with lemon or lime juice
the process when dry ingredients pass through a sifter and air is circulated through, changing the composition of the material, often referring to flour
a dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatin made from a meat stock or consumme
sprinkled with breadcrumbs and cheese, or both, and drowned
with its own juices from cooking, often referring to steak or other meat
coated with loosely cracked peppercorns and then cooked, often referring to steak
the descriptor for liquid which has been reduced until nearly dry, a process used in sauce making
a container holding hot water into which a pan is placed for slow cooking, otherwise known as a "water bath" or "double boiler"
to cover a meat with layer of fat, such as bacon, before cooking, effectively maintaining the moisture of the meat while it cooks to avoid overcooking
to pour juices or melted fat over meat or other food while cooking to keep it moist
a sauce made with butter,onions, and vinegar, usually served with seafood dishes
a thick, creamy soup, with a base of strained broth of shellfish or game
to plunge into boiling water, remove after moment,and then plunge into ice water to halt the cooking process,usually referring to vegetable or fruits
a combination- cooking method that first sears the food at high temperature, then finished it in a covered pot at a low temperature while sitting in some amount of liquid
the process of soaking meat in a brine, or heavily salted water,before cooking, similar to marination
shredded or finely cut vegetables and herbs, usually used as a garnish for soup
to roughly chop raw or cooked food by peeling, seeding, and chopping to make it ready to be served or combined with other ingredients, usually referring to tomatoes
a type of clear soup made from richly flavored stock that has been clarified, a process of using egg whites to remove fat
meat cooked slowly in its own fat, usually referring to duck

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101 Culinary Terms


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101 culinary words


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101 Culinary Words


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