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YOU WOULD USE THIS TO SLICE A FRUIT OR VEGETABLE SUCH AS CELERY CLAW
YOU WOULD USE THIS TO HOLD AN APPLE TO CUT IT IN HALF BRIDGE
THIS COULD HAPPEN IF YOU USE THE WRONG COLOUR CHOPPING BOARD CROSS-CONTAMINATION
THE TEMPERATURE RANGE 5-63ºC IS OFTEN CALLED THIS DANGER ZONE
THIS COULD MAKE YOU ILL. ONE PARTICULAR STRAIN IS FOUND IN RAW CHICKEN AND RAW EGGS SALMONELLA
THIS COULD HAPPEN IF YOU DON'T STORE COOKED AND RAW MEATS CORRECTLY OR YOUR PERSONAL HYGIENE IS BAD FOOD POSIONING
THIS IS USED TO EVALUATE THE TASTE,TEXTURE AND AROMA OF FOOD SENSORY EVALUATION
YOU USE THIS WHEN COOKING ON THE HOB OR IN THE OVEN HEAT CONTROL
LIQUID IN A SAUCEPAN IS HEATED, USUALLY ON FULL HEAT, UNTIL IT PRODUCES LARGE BUBBLES ON THE SURFACE BOILING
AFTER COMING TO THE BOIL, THE ITEM IS LEFT TO COOK ON A LOW HEAT PRODUCING SMALL OR OCCASIONAL BUBBLES ON THE SURFACE OF THE LIQUID SIMMERING

Cooking Terms Crossword Puzzle

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The items you mix together to make a recipe. ingredients
The place you go to buy groceries. supermarket
To cook food from the top using high heat. broil
The sticks used to thread cubes of food when making kabobs. skewers
The room in your house where you prepare food. kitchen
The utensil used for flipping pancakes is called a pancake _______. turner
The directions you follow to cook something. recipe
To cover with an ingredient. coat
To remove excess liquid from an ingredient drain
One favorite way to eat this meat is as a chop. pork
_______ and water should be used to wash your hands in the kitchen. soap
To soak meat or a vegetable in a liquid before cooking. marinate
This cooking utensil is great for frying eggs sunny side up. skillet
What you use when you want to bake bread or a cake. oven
To lightly brush or spoon on a liquid coating to food during cooking. baste
To cook at a low temperature so a mixture barely bubbles. simmer
Use a meat _______ to tell if pork is properly cooked. thermometer
To fry in a small amount of fat. saute
To mix ingredients using a spoon. stir

basic culinary terms Crossword

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to cook in an oven bake
to mix ingredients using a fast, circular motion beat
mix ingredients gently blend
heat a substance so the bubbles will rise to the surface and break boil
to brown under direct heat broil
cook at medium or high heat until the surface browns brown
cut into smalll pieces chop
cut into small cubes dice
remove liquid by using a strainer drain
this is what you do to food when you use a grater. grate
fold, press and stretch dough knead
to soak a food in a liquid to tenderize or flavor marinate
to squash food with a fork, spoon or whisk mash
to cut into very small pieces mince
to turn oven on ahead of time preheat
cook quickly in little oil, butter or fat saute
to cook in a liquid with slow , low bubbles simmer
to cook with liquid, but not directly in the liquid steam

Cooking Terms Crossword

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Describing the degree of doneness for pastas and other foods where there is a firm center. Not overdone or too soft. Al Dente
To spoon, brush or pour fat, drippings or liquid continually over a baking or roasting food (usually poultry) in order to promote a moist finished product, to add flavor, and to glaze it. Baste
An uncooked mixture usually containing milk, flour, and eggs. It can be thick enough to be poured or spooned (as with muffins), or thin, to coat foods before being fried in oil. Batter
To stir vigorously in a circular motion. Beat
To briefly submerge food into boiling water and then into an ice bath to halt further cooking. It is a technique used to soften and bring out the chlorophyll in green vegetables. Blanch
A mixture of two or more flavors to produce its own unique character, and quality. Blend
To heat a liquid to the point of breaking bubbles on the surface or to cook submerged in a boiling liquid. Boil
A method of cooking, in which the heat source is above or below the food Broil
A small cut also referred to as a quick, heavy blows of a cleaver or knife when preparing foods. Chop
To cook by dry heat, usually in the oven. Bake
To soften a fat, especially butter, by beating it at room temperature. Butter and sugar are often creamed together, making a smooth, soft paste. CREAM
To cut food in small cubes of uniform size and shape. DICE
To incorporate a delicate substance, such as whipped cream or beaten egg whites, into another substance without releasing air bubbles FOLD
To cook in hot fat. FRY
To rub on a grater that separates the food in various sizes of bits or shreds. GRATE
To cut vegetables, fruits, or cheeses into thin strips. JULIENNE
To work and press dough with the palms of the hands or mechanically, to develop the gluten in the flour. KNEAD
To cut or chop food into extremely small pieces. MINCE
To combine ingredients usually by stirring. MIX
To remove the outermost skin of a fruit or vegetable. PARE
A pinch is the trifling amount you can hold between your thumb and forefinger. PINCH
To remove pits from fruits. PIT
To boil down to reduce the volume. REDUCE
To cook by dry heat in an oven. ROAST
To cook and/or brown food in a small amount of hot fat. SAUTE
To cut narrow grooves or gashes partway through the outer surface of food. SCORE
To brown very quickly by intense heat. This method increases shrinkage but develops flavor and improves appearance. SEAR
To cook slowly in liquid over low heat at a temperature of about 180°. The surface of the liquid should be barely moving, broken from time to time by slowly rising bubbles. SIMMER
To cook in steam in a pressure cooker, deep well cooker, double boiler, or a steamer made by fitting a rack in a kettle with a tight cover. STEAM
To beat rapidly to incorporate air and produce expansion, as in heavy cream or egg whites. WHIP

Cooking Terms Crossword

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To cut solids into pieces with a sharp knife or other chopping device. Chop
To heat a liquid until bubbles break continually on the surface. Boil
To cook on a grill under strong, direct heat. Broil
To cook on a grill over intense heat. Grill
To cook and/or brown food in a small amount of hot fat. Sauté
To cook by dry heat in an oven. Roast
To brown very quickly by intense heat. This method increases shrinkage but develops flavor and improves appearance. Sear
To put one or more dry ingredients through a sieve or sifter. Sift
To cook slowly in liquid over low heat at a temperature of about 180°. The surface of the liquid should be barely moving, broken from time to time by slowly rising bubbles. Simmer
To mix ingredients with a circular motion until well blended or of uniform consistency. Stir
To beat rapidly to incorporate air and produce expansion, as in heavy cream or egg whites. Whip
To mash foods until perfectly smooth by hand, by rubbing through a sieve or food mill, or by whirling in a blender or food processor. Puree
To cook very gently in hot liquid kept just below the boiling point. Poach
To remove the peels from vegetables or fruits. Peel
To cut or chop food into extremely small pieces. Mince
To remove impurities, whether scum or fat, from the surface of a liquid during cooking, thereby resulting in a clear, cleaner-tasting final produce. Skim

Cooking Terms Crossword

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to cook by dry heat usually in an oven bake
To roast meat slowly on a spit rack or rack over heat - basting frequently with a seasoned sauce. barbecue
To make mixture smooth by lifting it over and over quickly with a big beating stroke or to incorporate air through the mixture. beat
To mix two or more ingredients together until well combined. blend
To prepare food by applying heat in any form. cook
To beat sugar and fat together until fluffy cream
To cut fat into flour with two knives or pastry blender until it is distributed in small particles throughout the mixture. cut in
To coat food with butter, margarine, or egg - using a small brush. brush
To bake, dry, or toast a food until the surface is brown. brown
To beat rapidly to incorporate air and produce expansion, as in heavy cream or egg whites. whip
Italian term used to describe pasta that is cooked until it offers a slight resistance to the bite. al dente
To moisten foods during cooking with pan drippings or special sauce to add flavor and prevent drying. baste
A mixture containing flour and liquid, thin enough to pour. batter
To heat sugar in order to turn it brown and give it a special taste. caramelize
To cook on a grill under strong, direct heat. broil
To cut solids into pieces with a sharp knife or other chopping device. chop
To cut food in small cubes of uniform size and shape. dice
To cause a dry substance to pass into solution in a liquid. dissolve
To remove fat from the surface of stews, soups, or stock. Usually cooled in the refrigerator so that fat hardens and is easily removed. degrease
To dissolve the thin glaze of juices and brown bits on the surface of a pan in which food has been fried, sauteed or roasted. To do this, add liquid and stir and scrape over high heat, thereby adding flavor to the liquid for use as a sauce. deglaze
To preserve meats by drying and salting and/or smoking. cure
To preserve meats by drying and salting and/or smoking. clarify
To sprinkle or coat with flour or other fine substance. dredge
To sprinkle drops of liquid lightly over food in a casual manner. drizzle
To sprinkle food with dry ingredients. Use a strainer or a jar with a perforated cover, or try the good, old-fashioned way of shaking things together in a paper bag. dust
As a verb, to remove the bones from meat or fish. A fillet (or filet) is the piece of flesh after it has been boned. fillet
To mix by using circular motion, going around and around until blended stir
To mix ingredients lightly without mashing or crushing them. toss
To break lightly into small pieces. flake
To cook below the boiling point, bubbles form slowly and break on the surface. simmer
To add salt, pepper, or other substances to food to enhance flavor. season
To cook by braising; usually applied to fowl or rabbit. fricassee
To cook in a small amount of fat. saute
To cook in hot fat. To cook in a fat is called pan-frying or sauteing; to cook in a one-to-two inch layer of hot fat is called shallow-fat frying; to cook in a deep layer of hot fat is called deep-fat frying. fry
To flatten to a desired thickness by using a rolling pin. roll
To remove or strip off the skin or rind of some fruits and vegetables. peel
To cut or chop food as finely as possible. mince
To work dough with the "heel" of the hands, using a pressing motion, accompanied by folding and stretching until smooth and elastic. knead
To finely divide food in various sizes by rubbing it on a grater with sharp projections. grate
To mix ingredients by gently turning one part over another with a spatula fold in
To sprinkle or coat with a powdered a powdered substance, usually with crumbs or seasonings. flour
To ornament food - usually with another colorful food - before serving to add eye appeal. garnish
To cut into small pieces. chop
To cook in water or liquid in which bubbles rise continually and break on surface boil
To mix two or more ingredients together until well combined. blend
To flame foods by dousing in some form of potable alcohol and setting alight. flambe
To cook with a thin sugar syrup cooked to crack stage; mixture may be thickened slightly. Also, to cover with a thin, glossy icing. glaze
From the French word for "crust." Term used to describe any oven-baked dish--usually cooked in a shallow oval gratin dish--on which a golden brown crust of bread crumbs, cheese or creamy sauce is form. gratin
To cut vegetables, fruits, or cheeses into thin strips. julienne
Neither cool nor warm; approximately body temperature. lukewarm
To flavor and moisturize pieces of meat, poultry, seafood or vegetable by soaking them in or brushing them with a liquid mixture of seasonings known as a marinade. Dry marinade mixtures composed of salt, pepper, herbs or spices may also be rubbed into meat, poultry or seafood. marinate
Dredged with flour and sauteed in butter. meuniere
To remove the outermost skin of a fruit or vegetable. pare
To cook in small amounts of fat. pan fry
To boil down to reduce the volume. reduce
To cook very gently in hot liquid kept just below the boiling point. poach
To mash foods until perfectly smooth by hand, by rubbing through a sieve or food mill, or by whirling in a blender or food processor. puree
To make solid fat into liquid by melting it slowly. render
To cook by dry heat in an oven. roast
To make solid fat into liquid by melting it slowly. render
To remove pits from fruits. pit
the trifling amount you can hold between your thumb and forefinger. pinch
To bake a food, usually in a casserole, with sauce or other liquid. Crumbs often are sprinkled over. scallop
To cut narrow grooves or gashes partway through the outer surface of food. score
To immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly. blanch
To moisten foods during cooking with pan drippings or special sauce to add flavor and prevent drying. baste
To secure poultry with string or skewers, to hold its shape while cooking. truss
To simmer slowly in a small amount of liquid for a long time. stew
To destroy micro organisms by boiling, dry heat, or steam. sterilize
To extract color, flavor, or other qualities from a substance by leaving it in water just below the boiling point. steep
Cooked on a thick hardwood plank. planked
To preserve meats, vegetables, and fruits in brine. pickle
To soak dried fruits in liquid until they swell. plump
To bring to a temperature just below the boiling point. scald
To put one or more dry ingredients through a sieve or sifter. sift
To cut or tear in small, long, narrow pieces. shred
To brown very quickly by intense heat. This method increases shrinkage but develops flavor and improves appearance. sear
To cook uncovered in a hot fry pan, pouring off fat as it accumulates. pan broil
To boil until partially cooked; to blanch. Usually this procedure is followed by final cooking in a seasoned sauce. par boil
cook or brown food by exposure to a grill, fire, or other source of radiant heat. toast

Cooking methods Crossword

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To cook food in large amount of hot oil. Deep Fry
Small pieces of food cooked in a little hot oil. Sauteing
Cooking under the oven grill or on BBQ Grilling
Cooking food in deep boiling liquid (not oil). Boiling
Cooking uncovered below boiling point in liquid (not oil). Simmering
Cooking food in a little liquid with lid on and at a simmer Stew
Food placed in a covered pan above boiling water Steaming
Browning food in fat then cooked with liquid in covered pan. Braising
Flaming food after frying. Flambeing
Frying in a little oil in frying pan PanFrying
Cooking meat in oven in small amount of liquid Roasting
Cooking wet ingredients in oven to rise. Baking

Cooking Terms Crossword Puzzle

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Something that helps you cut how much butter you want Stick Method
Used for measuring shortening Dry-Measure Method
Method that separates water from food or fat particles Water-Displacement Method
You would do this to cut your food into smaller pieces Chop and Mince
You would do this to cut your food into smaller, cube like pieces Cube and Dice
Knife used to cut a thin layer of a peel Pare
This is used to make straight shallow cuts Score
This is how you cut food into large, thin pieces Slice
This is how you cut food into very thin strips Siver
To _____ is to make food into crumbs, powder, or paste. Crush
To break or tear small layers of food is what ? ____ Flake
This is used to cut food into smaller pieces by using a grater Grate and Shed
To ___ is to break food up into coarse, medium or fine particles Grind
To ____ is to crush food into a smooth mixture Mash
To _____ is to grind or mash cooked food or fruits until smooth purée
This is used to divide food into four equal pieces Quarter
To ____ is to cut food into smaller pieces with kitchen shears Snip
This means to mix throughly while adding air to your food Beat
This is used to beat ingredients until soft and creamy Cream
To ____ is to gently mix a light mixture into a heavier one Fold
You do this when you're mixing to liquids together Stir
To ___ is to mix ingredients by tumbling them Toss
You do this to make air come into your mixture of food Whip
This means to pour liquid over food as it cooks Baste
Some people do this before frying or baking their chicken or food Bread
This is a tool used to coat food with liquid Brush
You do this to food to make sure the heat goes all the way through and it cooks Dot
You ___ your chicken in some type of coating before frying it Dredge
To ____ is to lightly sprinkle sugar on food Dust
Most people cover their chicken in this before frying it Flour
Whenever I go to Krispy Kreme I always ask for a ____ donut Glaze
You would do this to stop the cooking process of food Blanch
Kids love to eat this Candy
This means to heat sugar until it liquifies Carmelize
To ____ means to make liquid clear by removing solid particles Clarify
I always like to remove the ___ of my apple before eating it Core
This means to loosen flavorful food particles in a pan Deglaze
I always like to ___ my noodles before making spaghetti Drain
I like to ____ my steak for hours before putting it on the grill Marinate
To ___ is to shape food by hand Mold
I like to remove the ____ from my peach from before eating it Pit
To _____ is to boil a liquid until it is evaporated Reduce
This means to heat a liquid just before boiling point Scald
To ___ is to add herbs and spices to food Season
This is the outer covering of a pecan Shell
this means to soak dry ingedients into hot liquid Steep
To seperate solid particles from liquid Strain
to leave an opening in a container for air to escape Vent
This means to put a thin layer of food onto another Coat
This means to divide food into smaller pieces Cutting
To ___ is to combine two or more ingredients together Mixing
to ___ is to divide ingredients that don't belong Tare

Food Preparation terms Crossword

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To cook in the oven with dry heat Bake
To cook on a rack or spit over hot coals or some other source of direct heat Barbecue
To spoon pan juices, melted fat, or another liquid over surface of food during cooking to keep the food moist and add flavor Baste
To mix ingredients together with a circular up-and-down motion using a spoon, whisk, rotary or electric beater Beat
To thicken or smooth out the consistency of a liquid Bind
To scald or parboil in water or steam Blanch
To stir ingredients until they are thoroughly combined Blend
To cook in liquid over 212°F (100°F Boil
To remove bones from fowl or meat Bone
To cook in a small amount of liquid Braise
To coat with dry bread or cracker crumbs Bread
To cook uncovered under a direct source of heat Broil
To turn the surface of a food brown by placing it under a brolier Brown
To apply sauce, melted fat, or other liquid with a basting or pastry brush Brush
To cook in a sugar syrup until coated or crystallized Candy
To heat sugar until a brown color and characteristic Caramelize
To make a food cold by placing it in a refrigerator or in a bowl over crushed ice Chill
To cut into small pieces Chop
To make a liquid clear by removing solid particles Clarify
To thoroughly cover a food with a liquid or dry mixture Coat
To cook by submerging in simmer liquid Coodle
To mix or blend two or more ingredients together Combine
To let a food stand until it no longer feels warm to the touch Cool
To sprinkle or coat with flour Flour
To make grooves or folds in dough Flute
To cook in a small amount of hot fat Fry
To pulverize Crush
To break fish into small pieces with a fork Flake
To remove liquid from a food product Drain
To cook in a large amount of hot fat Deep fry

20 Common Culinary Terms Crossword

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To cook food in an oven using dry heat. Bake
To cut the bones from a piece of meat, poultry, or fish. Fillet
To coat the interior of a pan or dish with shortening, oil, or butter to prevent food from sticking during cooking. Grease
To soak in a sauce or flavoured liquid for a long period of time, usually a meat, poultry or fish. Marinate
Like baking but concerning meat or poultry, it is to cook food in an oven using dry heat. Roast
To cut vertically down. Slice
To cook food on a rack or in a steamer set over boiling or simmering water. Steam
To cook food (non-submerged) in hot fat or oil over moderate to high heat. Fry
This extremely hot chile is from Mexico and the Caribbean. Habanero
To remove the rind or skin from a fruit or vegetable using a knife or vegetable peeler. Peel
To incorporate two or more ingredients thoroughly. Blend
To cut solids into pieces with a sharp knife or other chopping device. Chop
To combine ingredients usually by stirring. Mix
To cook foods on a rack or a spit over coals. Barbecue
To cook in bubbling water Boil
To mix foods thoroughly to a smooth consistency using a spoon, fork, whisk or electric beater/mixer. Beat
To remove the shells from seafood. Shuck
To cook a pot or pan of food just below boiling point. Simmer
To soak fruit in a flavoured liquid mixture. Macerate
To improve the flavour of food by adding salt, pepper and other spices and flavours. Season

Recipe Terms & Definitions Crossword

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to cut into long, thin strips. Julienne
to cook with dry heat, usually in an oven bake
to heat a liquid until bubble rise constantly to the surface boil
to cook by direct heat, as in a broiler broil
to cook in hot fat such as grease fry
to heat a solid food, such as butter, until it becomes a liquid melt
to cook meat or poultry in the oven by dry heat roast
to cook in a small amount of fat saute
to cook in liquid that is just below the boiling point simmer
to cook over boiling water steam
to cut into small pieces chop
to break food into small pieces by rubbing it against a grater grate
to cut into very small pieces mince
to remove a thin layer of skin or peeling from fruits and vegetables pare
to mix ingredients with an over-and-over motion beat
to mix two or more ingredients together blend
to blend ingredients until soft and smooth, such as butter with sugar cream
to combine shortening and dry ingredients with a pastry blender or two knives cut in
to press and fold dough with the hands until it is smooth knead
to combine two or more ingredients by beating or stirring mix
to put dry ingredients through a sifter to break up particles and mix thoroughly sift
to mix ingredients lightly toss
to beat rapidly until the mixture is fluffy whip
to place a coating over a food, such as bread crumbs bread
to refrigerate a food until it is completely cold chill
to lower the temperature of a food, usually to room temperature cool
to rub a surface with fat, such as shortening, oil, or butter grease
to soak food in a sauce before cooking to make it more tender or more flavorful marinate
to bring a health unit, such as an oven, to a certain temperature before using it preheat
to add salt, pepper, herbs, and other seasonings to a food season