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Chimichurri   Definition: This is a thick herb sauce based on a melange/mix of olive oil, vinegar, and finely chopped parsley, oregano, onion and garlic, salt, cayenne and black pepper.   Great with grilled meat.                                                                                                                                                                                 read more


Salpicon   Definition:   A French term describing cooked, diced ingredients bound with a sauce ( for savory ingredients) or soup or cream, used for fillings and or garnishes. What can we find in it ? Fish, meat, poultry, mushrooms, truffles and vegetables are often found in savory scalpions which are used to make canapes, fill barquettes, or croustades, to make croquette, as a garnish etc.   This term is often seen on... read more

Royal icing

Royal icing   Definition: This an icing made of powdered sugar, egg whites and a few drops of lemon juice. It hardens when dry, making it a favourite for bakers/pastry chefs as it durable for decorations such as piping, leaves, and ornamental writing/scrolling. Food color and flavouring can be added.                                                                                 Please read what others are saying: royal icing                                                                                      read more

To whip

To whip   Definition: To beat one or several ingredients with a whisk ,egg beater , or fork, etc., until they either thicken , as in the case of cream, or become very smooth, as in the case of sauces, and vegetables/fruits that are being whipped to make a puree.                                                                  Please read what they have to say :                                                                                      Whipped... read more


Filter   Definition: To strain through a paper filter or cheesecloth or any other item or piece of equipment , designed to separate products.                                                                           How do they filter ?          Cheese Cloth or ...?                                                                                                 Filter with cheesecloth                                  Filter with paper   What about : How Do You Filter Your Deep Fryer Oil?     read more


Crostini   Definition:   Means " little toasts" in Italian,  which are small thin slices of toasted bread that are usually brushed with olive oil. It can also mean a canape consisting of small toasts with a savory topping. Or refer to a crouton, used for salads and soups as a garnish.                                                                    More great info : Perfect Crostini                                                                         read more


Cooking Term   Definition: Greek, Lebanese, Turkish, Syrian and Israeli: Falafel is a popular street and tavern dish created with the following ingredients:   chickpeas  onion garlic fresh mint cilantro herb Cayenne Olive Oil cumin Yeast   The appearance of Falafel, is a cross between a chickpea vegetarian burger patty and a croquette. The mixture is managed in the same way, one might form a hamburger and then they are sauteéd in olive oil, drained on paper towel and the served with... read more


Cooking Term   Definition: Greece: Horiatiki is simply a Greek Salad which consists of the following ingredients: tomato, cucumber, green bell pepper, anchovies, Kalamata Olives, red onion, oregano, Greek Olive Oil and Feta Cheese.               read more


Cooking Term   Definition: Greece: Bakaliaros are salt cod filet wedges drizzled with lemon and dredged in flour. This classic Meze is a common appetiser in Greece and its islands.             read more

Ponzu sauce

Ponzu sauce   Definition: Japanese sauce made with lemon juice, or rice vinegar, soy sauce, mirin/sake and dried bonito flakes. Great dipping sauce for sashimi and chirinabe.                                                                                                                       More info: ponzo sauce                                                                            read more › Cooking Terms