Abaisser to Akala

Abaisser (ah bess say) Rolling out dough to a desired thickness with the use of rolling pin. Abalone (ab uh loh nee) A large mollusk with bowl like shell.  Its respiratory pores can be found in a row near the shells. Abats (ah bah) A French term for “Offal”. Internal organs of an animal. Abalone Oyster Mushroom A variety of oyster mushroom native in China that looks like the edible portion of an Abalone. The flesh is earthy and meaty flavor. It must always be eaten cooked. Abbacchio (ah bahk ee yoh) An…

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Akule to Angels on Horseback

Akule (ah koo lay) Also known as “Bigeye Scad”. A salted and dried Hawaiian fish. Al (ahl) An Italian term which means “At The”, “To The” or “On The”. A la (ah lah) A French idiom which means “In the Manner of” or “In the Style of”. A la Carte (ah lah kahrt) A menu on which each item is priced separately. A la King (ah lah king) A creamy dish of diced food made with chicken, green peppers, mushrooms and pimientos. A la Mode (ah lah mohd) A French…

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Angels Share to Azuki Bean

Angel’s Share It refers to the amount of spirit or wine that evaporates during its aging when stored in a barrel. Anglaise (ahn glehz) A French term for “In the English Style”. It refers to the food cooked by poaching or boiling. Angler Fish A large fish with firm texture and mild sweet flavor. Angostura Bitters (ang uh stoor ah) A popular bitter formulated by Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, a German surgeon. Anice (ah nee cheh) An Italian term for “Anise”. Animal Fat It refers to the fat from animal….

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Baba to Bavarian Cream

Baba (bah buh) Also known as “Baba Au Rhum”.  A spongelike raisin studded yeast cake soaked with rum syrup. Baba Ghanoush (bah bah gah noosh) A famous Middle Eastern spread or dip made with pureed mixture of garlic, eggplant, lemon juice, olive oil and tahini. Babaco (buh bah koh) A subtropical parthenocarpic tree from Ecuador.  It has a greenish yellow egg shaped fruit with five flattened facets. Babka (bahb kah) A Polish rum scented, sweet yeast bread with almonds, orange peel and raisin. Bacalao (bah kah lah oh) A Spanish term…

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Bavarois to Byrrh

Bavarois (bah vah rwah) A French term for “Bavarian Cream”. Bay Leaf An aromatic herb from evergreen laurel tree. Commonly flavors soup, stew, vegetable and meat. Also known as “Laurel Leaf” or “Bay Laurel”. Bayonne Ham (bay yohn) A mild, smoky ham cured in a wine mixture from Bayonne, France. Beach Plum A wild plum with dark purple color, tart and bitter taste. Typically used in making superior jams and jellies. Bean Flake A steamed dried bean. Bean A seeded pod with different variety. Byrrh (bihr) An aromatic, slightly bitter…

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Cabbage to Cynar

Cabbage (kab ij) A short stemed, edible head cruciferous vegetable which belongs to mustard family. Cabernet Franc (ka behr nay frahn) A less acidic, not quite full bodied red wine grape. Cabernet Sauvignon (ka behr nay soh vihn yohn) A high quality red wine grapes. Cabinet Pudding A classical English dessert made with ladyfingers soaked in a liqueur, dried mixed fruit and custard.  Usually served with Cream Anglaise. Cabra (kah brah) The Spanish term for “Goat”. Cabrito (kay bree toh) A Spanish term for “Kid”. Cacao (kah kay oh) A tropical evergreen tree…

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Dacquoise to Duxelles

Dacquoise (da kwahz) A disk shaped, nutty flavored meringues stacked and filled with sweetened whipped cream.  Often served with fruits. Duxelles (dook sehl) A mixture of finely chopped herbs, mushrooms and shallows cooked in a butter until paste in texture.  Typically used to flavor sauces, soups and other mixtures.

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Earl Grey Tea to Eyes

Earl Grey Tea The popular brand name of black tea named after Charles Grey.  The Earl Grey Tea recipe was given by a Chinese friend of Grey. Eau De Vie (oh deuh vee) A French phrase which means “Water of Life”.  It describes any odorless, powerful brandy or distilled spirit from a fermented fruit juice. Ebi The Japanese term for “Shrimp”. Eccles (ehk uhls) A small domed pastry with a dried mixed fruit filling inside.  It was named after the town Eccles of Lancashire, England Eclair (ey klair) A finger shaped, cream…

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