Type
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Description

Grab and pick up foods without your hands. Tongs
To remove the outer layer of vegetables. Vegetable peeler
Peeling, cutting small objects, and detailed cutting. Paring knife
Mixing, spreading, and lifting food. Rubber spatula
Remove liquids from other ingredients, but also sift fine ingredients. Strainer
Draining pasta, and rinsing vegetables. Colander
Often used to mix ingredients when baking or cooking. Wooden spoon
Spread butter, oil, or glaze on food. Pastry brush
Used to blend ingredients until smooth. Whisk
Transfer bulk foods from large storage containers to smaller containers. Scoops
Used to shape and flatten dough. Rolling pin
Slice fruits and vegetables evenly. Mandoline slicer
To hold meats while cutting it. Chefs fork
Used for soups, stews, and other types of foods. Ladle
Remove clumps from gravies, purees, and thicker sauces. China cap
Wash and remove excess water from salad greens. Salad tosser
Heat food with steam, and melt chocolate. Double boiler
Used for mixing of ingredients. Mixing bowls
Frying, browning, and searing foods. Skillet
Cook, sauté and reheat various foods. Saucepan
Used for cooking stews, porridge, boiled foods. Stockpot
Steaming different types of food. Steamer
Used to work in butter, shortening, or lard into flour to create a dough. Pastry cutter
Used for heating, baking, or drying of a substance, and most commonly used for cooking. Oven
Heats pots and pans to cook foods. Stove
Mix and knead tough ingredients for baking. Bench Mixer
To tenderize slabs of meats for cooking. Meat tenderizer
Carve, slice, chop, and mince foods. Chefs knife
Skimming cooking liquids, or lifting ripened cream from milk. Skimmer
Used for baking muffins. Muffin pan

Cooking Equipment Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

HANDHELD, DRAINS FOOD STRAINER
FREESTANDING & DRAINS FOOD COLANDER
DRAINS SOLIDS FROM LIQUIDS SLOTTEDSPOON
TO SHRED,SLICE OR GRATE FOOD GRATER
TO CUT OPEN PACKAGES AND CUT HERBS KITCHENSHEARS
DEEP,HAS HANDLE AND CAN COOK A VARIETY OR FOODS SAUCE PAN
GRILLS MEAT, PANCAKES AND EGGS GRIDDLE
PEELS VARIOUS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES VEGETABLEPEELER
MULTIPURPOSE KNIFE PARINGKNIFE
TO BAKE COOKIES, CREAM PUFFS AND FREESTANDING BREADS ON COOKIE SHEET
TO BAKE MUFFINS OR CUPCAKES IN MUFFIN TIN
TO BAKE PIES IN PIE PAN
MIXES, CHOPS, GRATES, SLICES, PUREES' INGREDIENTS FOOD PROCESSOR
PAN USED TO BAKE A CHEESECAKE IN SPRINGFORM
LEVELS INGREDIENTS AFTER MEASURING LEVEL
USED TO SERVE SOUP, STEW AND BEVERAGES LADLE
HANDHELD TOOL USED TO WHIP EGG WHITES OR CREAM WHISK
USED TO TURN FOOD SUCH AS BACON TONGS
TO MASH COOKED FOODS, SUCH AS POTATOES POTATOMASHER
TO LIFT AND TURN PANCAKES, HAMBURGERS AND EGGS SPATULA
HAS A HANDLE AND POURING LIP, USED TO MEASURE LIQUIDS LIQUID MEASURING CUP
SCRAPES SIDES OF BOWL RUBBER SPATULA
PROTECTS COUNTERS FROM HOT PANS, ALSO USED TO COOL FOOD ON COOLING RACKS
DRAINS DISHES DISH DRAINER
AIDS IN POURING FOODS INTO SMALL MOUTHED CONTAINERS FUNNEL
USED TO CUT FAT IN WITH FLOUR WHEN MAKING PASTRY OR BISCUITS PASTRY BLENDER
READS THE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF MEAT MEAT THERMOMETER
USED TO MEASURE DRY INGREDIENTS...LIKE FLOUR OR SUGAR DRY MEASURING CUPS
POUND MEAT AND MAKE MORE TENDER MALLET
TO OPEN CANS CAN OPENER
USES ELECTRICITY TO MIX AND BEAT INGREDIENTS ELECTRIC MIXER
TO ROAST MEATS IN OVEN ROASTING RACK
USED TO CUT PIZZA AS WELL AS OTHER FOODS PIZZACUTTER
A 9 x 13 PAN USED TO BAKE CAKES, ROASTS AND CASSEROLES OBLONG
FOR LONG , SLOW COOKING OF STEW, SOUPS AND MEATS DUTCH OVEN
PAN USED TO BAKE BREAD, POUND CAKE, AND MEAT LOAF IN LOAF
USED TO SEPARATE PARTICLES TO MAKE LIGHT AND FLUFFY SIFTER
USED TO MIX FOOD IN, VARIOUS SIZES MIXING BOWLS

Kitchen Equipment and Utensils Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

tool to remove the skin of vegetables and fruits peeler
keeps food in frozen forn freezer
tool shaped like scissors used for picking up food tongs
tool used to weigh ingredients scale
pot used for preparing large quantities of soup and boiling pasta stockpot
beats and blends foods together and incorporates air whisk
flattens dough rolling pin
cleans food from the side of the bowl rubberspatula
slice, minces, chops, cubes, and dices fruits, vegetables, and meats chefsknife
stirs foods and drains solids from liquids slottedspoon
o shred, slice, or grate food grater
pan used to bake delicate items such as cheesecake springform
to bake pies in piepan
to lift and turn food such as pancakes, hamburgers, and eggs turner
used to cut pizza as well as other foods pizzacutter
use to open cans can opener
to mash cooked foods, such as potatoes potatomasher
protects counters from hot pans, also used to cool foods on coolingrack
has a handle and lip; used to measure liquids Liquidmeasuringcup
used to measure dry ingredients, such as flour and sugar dry measuring cups
used to cut fat in with flour when making pastry or biscuits pastryblender
used for baking muffins, rolls, and cupcakes muffinpan
long-handled, low-sided pan; used to fry and saute skillet
reads the internal temperature of meat meat thermometer
used to mix food in mixingbowl
aids in pouring foods into small-mouthed containers funnel
used to separate particles to make light and fluffy sifter
to bake cookies, cream puffs, etc cookiesheets
used to serve soup, stew, and beverages ladle
used to measure small amounts of liquid or dry ingredients measuringspoons
a bowl with holes used to drain foods like pasta and vegetables colander
handheld item with mesh used to separate solids from liquids strainer

Recipe Terms & Definitions Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

20 Common Culinary Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

basic culinary terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Kitchen Utensils Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

measures small amount of both dry and liquid ingredients measuring spoons
cleans food from the side of the bowl rubber spatula
item used to lift and move things scissor tongs
removes the outer layer of vegetables and fruits peeler
flips food metal spatula
stirs foods that are in liquids and is used to separate the solid food from the liquid for serving slotted spoon
large items used to measure both dry and liquid ingredients measuring cups
beats and blends foods together and adds air to the batter wire whisk
slice, minces, chops, cubes, and dices fruits, vegetables, and meats chef's knife
removes lumps and mix and separate them sifter
flattens doughs rolling pin
cuts foods and materials used in the kitchen kitchen scissors

Cooking Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

proper planning procedure for a recipe, measuring out all ingredients before beginning to cook mise en place
to soften and rehydrate gelatin in warm liquid before use bloom
to split food down the center almost but not completely through; flat to resemble a butterfly butterfly
browning the outer surface of meat sear
cutting away the bones to produce a clean piece of fish or meat fillet
skewers of meat, fish, or vegetables grilled over a fire or coals kabobs
potatoes, cut into pieces the size and shape of matchsticks allumette
water bath to gently cook or keep food warm bainmarie
to partially or completely bake an unfilled pastry crust bake blind
items cut into pieces somewhat larger than allumette or julienne, "small stick" batonnet
a moist cooking method in which meat is seared in fat, then simmered in stock in a covered pot braise
gently combine a light mixture, like beaten egg whites, with a much heavier mixture like whipping cream fold
a cooked mixture of equal amounts of flour and fat (usually butter) roux
heat sugar until it liquefies and becomes syrup; fruits and vegetables with natural sugars sauted to give them a sweeter flavor caramelize
remove sediment from a cloudy liquid clarify
removeing browned particles of food from bottom of pan with a small amount of liquid after sauteing with a sma deglaze
bind two liquid ingredients together that normally do not mix, like water and fat emulsify
second chef sous chef
boiling vegetables for a brief period of time blanch
a flavor (tea, fruit, herb) extracted from any ingredient in a liquid like water, oil or vinegar infusion
make shallow cuts in meat to tenderize score

Cooking Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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 Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Culinary Terms- 1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

cooked so as to be still firm when bitten al dente
an appetizer typically consisting of olives, anchovies, cheeses, and meats anti pasto
cook food by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven or on a hot surface bake
pour juices or melted fat over meat during cooking in order to keep it moist baste
foods that have been formed into long narrow shapes, appearing stick-like and somewhat similar to a baton batonette
a semiliquid mixture of flour, egg, and milk or water used in cooking, especially for making cakes or for coating food before frying batter
To smoothen a mixture by briskly whipping or stirring it with a spoon, fork, wire whisk, rotary beater, or electric mixer beat
To thicken a sauce or hot liquid by stirring in ingredients such as eggs, flour, butter, or cream bind
Twice-cooked biscotti
smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin bisque
used in the preparation of fish and other foods and cooked in a very hot cast-iron skillet blackened
To cook in a liquid that has reached its highest possible temperature of 212°F boil
Any broth made by cooking meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables in water bouillion
is a combination-cooking method that uses both moist and dry heats braise
a kind of food made of flour or meal that has been mixed with milk or water, made into a dough or batter, with or without yeast or other leavening agent, and baked bread
To cover with sauce mask
To chop, grind, or cut into small pieces mince
A mixture made up of diced vegetables mirepox
To heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink mull
A French term describing the coating of a prepared dish with sauce napper
A knife cut with two angled sides oblique cut
Scarps from a remaining meal ort
Fry in a pan with a small amount of oil pan fry
a sandwich made with Italian bread, usually toasted panini
Trim something by cutting away the outer edges pare
Scoop fruit of vegetables in ball shape parisienne scoop
A smooth creamy substance made of liquidized or crushed fruits or vegetables puree
a mixture of fat and flour used in making sauces roux
General purpose knife for slicing, dicing, and mincing santoku knife
Fried quickly in a little amount of hot fat saute
A straight sided pan sautoir pan
Milk at the point before boiling scald
Cooking at a high temperature until caramelized crust forms sear
Teeth on the blades so it won't squish the ripe fruits serrated knife
When you put hot food under ice water to stop cooking process shocking
Remove the top fat layer from liquids skim
A thickening mixture that is made up of equal parts flour and water slurry
When the food is vacuum packed, emerged in water bath and cooked at a constant temperature sous vide
The combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid soup in restaurant gravy stew
A strained liquid that results from simmering meat and is used for soups or sauces stock
A gentle heating of vegetables in little oil or butter sweat
A ring shaped pasta tortellini
A seven sided football like shapes tourne cut
This small knife, similar to a paring knife, has a curved blade to make cutting the curved surfaces of tournéed vegetables easier tourne knife
to make fast with skewers, thread, or the like, as the wings or legs of a fowl in preparation for cooking trussing
To beat food with a whisk or mixer to incorporate air and produce volume whip