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Lavender gem

Lavender gem   Definition: A hybrid citrus fruit created by crossing a white grapefruit with a tangelo. The result has a pale pink skin and flesh.               read more

Maraschino liqueur

Mararchino liqueur   Definition: A liqueur made from the Marasca cherry. It can also be used to substitute kirschwasser.               read more


Pisco   Definition: A grape brandy from Peru / Chile. The mixture is aged in a wax-lined container so that the beverage does not absorb any color or flavor from the wooden cask.               read more


Yuca   Definition: Yuca is also known as cassava, a root native to South America but now imported from Africa. The root can range from 6 to 12 inches in length and 2-3 inches in diameter. It has a tough brown skin and can be difficult to peel but once peeled it has a white, crisp flesh. The bitter form of this root is poisonous unless cooked. The sweeter version is used to make tapioca.               read more

Cake syrup

Cake syrup   Definition: A sugar syrup used to moisten and flavor cake layers. Some of the popular syrups used in  flavouring cakes are ; fruit juices, coffee, liqueur, vanilla etc. Just plain cake syrup is equally important to have in your mise en place for assembling many cakes and pastries.                                                                    More discussions : Simple syrup flavoring suggestions?                                                                                      ... read more


Calvados   Definition: Apple brandy from France, orginating in the Normandy region. Known in the United States as applejack.                                                                a little more talk :  HELP: Need to find applejack fast... read more

Gram flour

Gram flour   Definition: A pale blond colored flour produced from ground chickpeas. It is nutritious, a high-protein flour that is used in East Indian cooking for dough, dumplings and noodles, as a sauce thickener and to make batter. Also known as besan.                 read more


Hiki-cha   Definition: Japanese powdered green tea concentrate, also known as matcha or maccha               read more


  Lovage   Definition: Lovage is a tall herb ( can grow up to 7 feet tall)  in which just about everything on the plant is edible; leaves, stems, roots, and seeds. The plant has been used for many purposes over the years from seasoning dishes to medicinal cures, a variety of ailments to even being called an aphrodisiac. The roots on the plant can be candied and used in the same fashion as Angeliga. The dark green leaves which taste like celery can be used in savory dishes such as soups , salads and stuffings and poultry... read more


Sago   Definition: Similar to tapioca and used much in the same way, it is used as a thickener for  puddings and fillings. Sago is obtained from the pith of the sago palm , whereas tapioca is extracted from the root of the cassava plant.               read more › Cooking Terms