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Cooking Techniques

Subject : cooking
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1. Cooking that takes place after you remove something from its heat source

2. To distribute fat into a flour mixture using a pastry blender or fork

3. Long - slow cooking process; can make tough meat more tender; meat seared in pan - and pan deglazed (liquid or water added to remove brown bits of food after searing/sauteing) before; additional stock - sauce - or water added and food cooked on top o

4. Briefly plunging food in ice water; part of blanching

5. To cook food directly under a primary heat source; typically vegetables - meat and poultry

6. Foods put in boiling water and and partially cooked

7. The process of cooking sugar to high temperature; creates an aroma

8. Liquid escapes from pan as vapor

9. To work dough with the heal of your hands

10. Cooking veggies or other foods in closed environment filled with water vapor - in pot w/ tight-fitting lid

11. A form of cooking that uses low heat - long cooking times - and wood smoke for flavor

12. To cut into very small cubes

13. Uses oil -fat - the radiation of hot air - or metal to transfer heat;baking -smoking -roasting - basting - sauteing - dredging - breading - batter -frying -grilling

14. Completely covered with liquid while cooking; shorter time than braising b/c cut into smaller pieces

15. Uses liquid instead of oil to create heat and energy that is needed to cook food; boiling - blanch - parboil - simmer - poach -steam

16. Use dry heat cooking in a closed environment to cook food;include meat and poultry

17. Proteins change from liquid or semiliquid state to drier - solid state

18. To cook in steam generated by boiling

19. To cut food very finely

20. A quick - dry cooking technique that uses a small amount of fat or oil in a shallow pan to cook foods; generally w/ delicate or fragile food that cooks quickly; similar to stir fry

21. Time it takes for fat and oil to return to present temperature after food has been submerged

22. Using boiling method to partially cook food; involves shocking

23. Foods cooked in large amount of fat or oil

24. To beat rapidly to add air

25. To cook food in a flavorful liquid; covers the food; tender or delicate food such as fish or egg

26. Food cooks slowly and steadily in slightly cooler liquid; should be moist and tender; one of most common moist cooking technique

27. To cut into small pieces of abnormal sizes

28. Dry cooking technique for tender food that cooks relatively quickly

29. To cook by dry heat usually in an oven to purify a hot liquid by removing solids and impurities

30. To prepare food by adding heat in any form

31. Moist cooking technique in which you bring liquid to certain temperature and keep it at that temperature while the food cooks

32. Nutrition value - texture - color - aroma and flavor

33. Uses both moist and dry heat cooking techniques; two step process to build upon flavors; braising and stewing

34. Involves moistening foods with melted fats - pan drippings - or another liquid during the cooking time

35. Use dry heat in closed environment - usually an oven

36. To ornament food; it adds eye appeal

37. To quickly brown the outside of food at the start of the cooking process; enhances flavor and adds color; juice can be used for sauces