to cut food into small irregular pieces
to cut cubed pieces the are about 1/2 inch square. to make 1/8 to1/4 inch square cuts.
to cut off a very thin layer of peel with a paring knife.
to make straight, shallow cuts with a slicing knife in the surface of a food.
to cut a food into large, thin pieces with a slicing knife.
to cut a food, such as almonds, into very thin strips.
to pulverize food into crumbs, powder, or paste with a rolling pin, blender, or food processor
to break or tear off small layers of food, often cooked fish, with a fork.
to cut food, such as cheese or carrots, into smaller pieces or shreds by pressing and rubbing the against the rough surface of a grater.
to use a grinder to break up a food into cause, medium, or fine particles.
to crush food into smooth mixture with a masher or beater.
to grind or mash cooked fruits or vegetables until they are smooth.
to divide a food into four equal pieces.
to cut food into small pieces with kitchen shears.
to mix thoroughly and add air to foods.
to beat ingredients, such as shortening and sugar, combining unit soft and creamy.
used to gently mix a light, fluffy mixture into a heavier one.
mix with a spoon or wire whisk in a circular motion.
to mix ingredients, such as salad greens and dressing, by tumbling them with tongs or a large spoon and fork.
to beat quickly and vigorously to incorporate air into mixture, making it light and fluffy.

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