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Food Glossary

bake

To cook in an oven.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

beat

To apply fast, constant motions using a wire whisk or fork.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

blend

To mix two or more ingredients thoroughly.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

boil

To cook in water that is boiling; bubbles will continually rise and break on the surface.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

chop

To cut into pieces with a knife or food processor.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

core

To remove the core and seeds of a fruit.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

dice

To cut into small cubes.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

diced

drain

To pour off liquid.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

fork-tender

Describes the doneness of a food when a fork can easily pierce the food.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

knead

To mix dough by pushing and folding.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

mince

To chop or cut into very small pieces.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001.Image Source: Flickr

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mix

To combine two or more ingredients.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

peel

To remove the outer covering of foods such as oranges or bananas.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001.

rinse

To douse or drench in clean water as a final stage of washing.

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sauté

To brown or cook in a small amount of fat.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

sift

To put one or more dry ingredients through a sieve or sifter.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001.

simmer

To cook food over low heat in a liquid just below the boiling point; bubbles will form slowly but never reach the surface.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

slice

To cut through or off as with a knife.

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spatula

An implement with a broad, flat, blunt blade, used for mixing and spreading things, especially in cooking and painting.

steam

To cook food in a covered container using only a small amount of water

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flikr

stir

To mix ingredients with a circular motion until well blended or of uniform consistency.

Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001.

stir-fry

To fry small pieces of food quickly using only a small amount of oil and stirring with a tossing motion.

Source: Food: A Handbook of Terminology, Purchasing & Preparation. 10th Ed. Alexandria, VA: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2001. Image Source: Flickr

whip

To beat food such as cream, eggs or gelatin rapidly to incorporate air and increase volume.

Source: http://www.dictionary.com

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