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Culinary Basics Vocab

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1. A Grand sauce of chicken - fish or veal stock thickened with blonde roux

2. Soups from a specific region - season - or culture

3. Thickened with flour usually contains pork - potatoes - and dairy - traditional

4. Vegetables that are cut into thin strips - 1/8 x 1/8 x 2-3 inches long

5. Adding flavor

6. Made by charring onion halves - normally accompanied by cloves and a bay leaf; french for 'burnt onion'

7. A sauce made from a browned meat and mirepoix

8. Is made by heating whole butter until the butterfat begins to separate from the other two components of the whole butter; the milk solids and water

9. To skim the fat off of the surfaces of stocks or broths

10. To process food by mashing - straining - or chopping it very finely in order to make it smooth paste

11. Not thickened usually contains carrots - green peppers and tomatoes - non-traditional

12. A straight - wide sided pot with two loop handles often used for braising

13. A broth that is reduced down a little to concentrate the flavor more

14. 'everything in place'; a state of mind - and organization in which everything is where it belongs in order to maximize efficiency in the workplace

15. 'first in - first out'; rotation of stock in order to minimize profit loss because of food spoilage

16. It is a French apple brandy

17. To cut food into thin strips

18. To chop into very small - fine pieces

19. An electric mixing machine used in preparation for liquefying - chopping - or pureeing

20. A dishwashing system in which there are three compartments - the wash - rinse - and sanitize; the wash is 110 degrees water with detergent; the rinse is for removing the soap from the item being washed - because detergent may make the sanitizing agen

21. To make onion soup you saute onion in clarified butter than deglaze with a sherry wine - add stock

22. A perfectly clear broth made by using proteins - egg whites - vegetables - and acid to form a raft that will capture any particles floating around in the broth that makes it appear murky or unclear

23. The breaking down of protein molecules

24. To pound or chop coarsely. usually refers to tomatoes that have been peeled and seeded

25. A combination of carrots - onion - and celery (classic) or onions - parsnips - and celery (white) Which is often used as the base in recipes

26. A shallow skillet with sloping sides and a single long handle

27. To remove the seeds from food

28. A stock made from bones that have already been used for stock. Weaker than the first quality stock - it is often reduced to make a glac

29. To draw off a liquid without distributing the sediment or the lower liquid layers

30. A sauce that has been reduced until it is nearly dry

31. A thick soup

32. Removing the skin from an ingredient

33. The combination of lean ground meat - mirepoix - egg whites - herbs and spices - and a form of acid - like a tomato

34. To coat with sauce; consistency of a sauce that will cost the back of a spoon

35. Roux or slurry added to sauces to thicken

36. White pepper

37. The process by which the 'burr' is restored to the edge of the knife by rubbing it against a metal - ceramic - or diamond steel

38. A highly reduced stock - broth - or remouillage; very intense flavor; can be added to soups or sauces to richen the flavor and thicken

39. A method of heat transfer in which heat is transmitted through the circulation of air or water

40. A flavorful liquid that is made by simmering meat in water with aromatics until their flavors are extracted

41. To skim the impurities from the surface of a cooking liquid - such as a stock or a sauce

42. Fish glace

43. Vegetables cut into a cube with 1/2 inch dimensions

44. Dried beans; need to be soaked before use

45. Ingredients - such as herbs - spices - vegetables - citrus fruits - wines - and vinegars - used to enhance the flavor and smell of the food

46. Fire suppression system which uses a chemical mixture to extinguish a combination of grease fires and/or regular fires; part of the exhaust hood

47. Brown mirepoix with tomato

48. To cut pieces of roughly the same size

49. A device used to cut foods very finely

50. A whole peeled onion to which a bay leaf is attached using a clove as a tack