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Cooking Techniques

Subject : cooking
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1. Dry cooking technique for tender food that cooks relatively quickly

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

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

4. To cut into small pieces of abnormal sizes

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

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

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

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

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

10. Cooking that takes place after you remove something from its heat source

11. To prepare food by adding heat in any form

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

13. To work dough with the heal of your hands

14. To ornament food; it adds eye appeal

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

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

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

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

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

20. Liquid escapes from pan as vapor

21. To cut food very finely

22. Foods put in boiling water and and partially cooked

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

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

25. To cook in steam generated by boiling

26. To beat rapidly to add air

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

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

29. 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

30. To cut into very small cubes

31. Foods cooked in large amount of fat or oil

32. 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

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

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

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

36. 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

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