There are a great many food related words that even I’m not sure of entirely. I’ll be doing a letter a day, going over some of the more interesting words, processes, procedures, and vocabulary for the determined foodie. We’ll both be learning something I’m sure. Today we’re delving into all the tasty (or just food related) words that start with the letter “T”.
Tahini - A paste of ground sesame seeds and a flavor similar to peanut butter.
Tamarind Paste - A vitamin-rich, tangy, prune like pulp from the pods of a tropical Asian tree. It is used as a seasoning in curries and chutneys or made into drinks, jams, or sorbets.
Tandoori - A method of cooking chicken or meats in Indian cuisine. The pieces of chicken are skinned, then coated in yogurt mixed with chili powder, turmeric, ginger, spices, onion and chopped garlic. After marinating overnight, the chicken is sprinkle with saffron or chili powder and cooked on a bed of embers in a special cylindrical clay oven called a tandoori.
Tasso - A lean and highly seasoned piece of cured pork or beef, tasso is hard to find outside of Louisiana. It’s used like ham or salt pork to flavor pastas, beans, and other dishes.
Terroir - A wine growing territory referring to the region’s ecosystem.
Tincture - Basis of a liqueur.
Tranche - A slice of fish made by cutting through a fillet at an angle.
Tsukémono - Japanese term for pickled vegetables. The Japanese pickle a variety of vegetables, using various techniques, and serve them with practically every meal, including breakfast.