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Culinary Basics Vocab

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

2. A shallow skillet with straight sides and a single long handle - used for sauteing

3. Bechamel sauce with parmesan and gruyere cheese

4. A small bundle of herbs tied with string including bay leaves - parsley - thyme - and leeks

5. The breaking down of protein molecules

6. A cube cut Which is 1/4 inches around each side

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

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

9. Pod that has seeds in it

10. To cut ingredients into evenly sized cubes

11. Removing the skin from an ingredient

12. Fish glace

13. A type of stock in which the main flavoring ingredient is allowed to cook in a covered pot with wine and aromatics

14. Is a type of food topped with cheese or breadcrumbs that is baked or cooked in a salemender

15. When protein denatures in the presence of heat and begins clumping together to form new bonds with other molecules

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

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

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

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

20. A cooking system used in commercial kitchen systems - which features burners on top and an over underneath - but may include a broiler and/or griddles as well

21. A large straight sided pot that is taller than it is wide - used for making stocks or soups

22. A kettle with double layered walls - between which steam circulates providing even heat for cooking stocks and sauces

23. Bread that is usually rebaked and cut up into squares and seasoned to put on a plate as a garnish

24. A sauce made from a browned meat and mirepoix

25. Top bud portion or spears of vegetable and reserve for garnish

26. A type of stock in which the main flavoring ingredient is allowed to cook in a covered pot with wine and aromatics

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

28. Dried beans; need to be soaked before use

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

30. White bacon is salt-cured pork

31. A flavorful aromatic liquid made by simmering water or stock which meat - vegetables - and/or spices and herbs

32. White pepper

33. Mince - julienne - chiffonade - brunoise and dice

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

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

36. A soup that is normally pureed then strained after cream is added

37. Grand sauce of milk thickened with white roux

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

39. Brown mirepoix with tomato

40. To chop into very small - fine pieces

41. When a warm liquid is put into an ice bath to cool down

42. It is a French apple brandy

43. An easy way to strain sauce. In this method - place a clean cheesecloth over a bowl and pour the sauce through the cheesecloth into the bowl. The cloth is then twisted at either end to squeeze out the strained sauce. The cheesecloth catches the unwan

44. Thickening agent containing 1 part flour 1 part fat

45. To remove the seeds from food

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

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

48. A broth that has a pound of hearty ingredients (meats - beans - or vegetables) for every court of broth/stock

49. Roux or slurry added to sauces to thicken

50. A device used to cut foods very finely