A to Z Food Vocabulary or “Z is for Zwieback”

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 finishing up this little exercise and delving into all the tasty (or just food related) words that start with the letters “X, Y and Z.”

Xanthan Gum - Xanthan gum is used as a thickener and emulsifier in dairy products, salad dressings, and other foods. It’s made from corn sugar.A to Z Vocabulary or Z for Zwieback

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A to Z Food Vocabulary or “V is for Velouté”

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 letters “U, V, and W”.

Udon Noodles - These Japanese wheat-flour noodles can be purchased either fresh or dried. They are often used in soups.Udon

Ugli Fruit - A Jamaican fruit with loose, yellow-green skin. The fruit is thought to be a cross between the tangerine and the grapefruit with a grapefruit-orange flavor.A to Z Food Vocabulary or “V is for Velouté”

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A to Z Food Vocabulary or “T is for Tranche”

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.Tandoori

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A to Z Food Vocabulary or “S is for Sabayon”

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 “S”.

Sabayon - A frothy custard of egg yolk, sugar, and wine that is made by whisking the ingredients over simmering water. Served warm as a dessert or sauce.

Sachet Bag - Cloth bag filled with select herbs used to season soups or stocks.Sachet

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A to Z Food Vocabulary or “Q is for Quince”

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 “Q” and “R”.

Quahog - The Native American name for the (East Coast) hard-shelled clam. Quahog is also sometimes used to describe very large clams.  he state clam of Rhode Island.Quahog

Quenelle - A poached dumpling, usually made of meat or fish.Quenelle Noire

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A to Z Food Vocabulary or “P is for Poêle”

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 “P”.  Strap in kids, there are a lot of terms beginning with P.

Panbroil - To cook a food in a skillet without added fat, removing any fat as it accumulates.

Pancetta - An Italian cured meat made from the belly (pancia) of the big (the same cut used for bacon). It is salted but lightly spiced, but not smoked. Pancetta

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