June 15th, 2010
09:51 AM ET
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mirin
MIH-rihn
Category: Ingredient
Origin: Japanese
Definition: A rice wine used extensively in Japanese cooking

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June 15th, 2010
09:49 AM ET
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pho
FUH
Category: Dish
Origin: Vietnamese
Definition: A Vietnamese rice-noodle soup made with beef broth and thin slices of beef

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June 15th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
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genetically modified organism, GMO
Category: Description
Definition: An animal or plant whose genetic code has been altered by scientists for durability, flavor other qualities seen as desirable. There's great controversy over the safety and morality of introducing GMOs into the food supply

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June 15th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
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gnocchi
NYOH-kee
Category: Dish
Origin: Italian
Definition: Short, thick dumplings, most often made with potatoes and flour

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June 15th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
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dragees
drah-ZHAYZ
Category: Ingredient
Definition: 1. Sugar-coated almonds. 2. Tiny sugar balls, usually metallic, used to decorate cakes

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June 15th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
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double boiler
Category: Tool
Definition: A piece of equipment, similar to a bain-marie, in which delicate food such as chocolate or custard is gently heated in a smaller pot that fits tightly into a larger pot that contains water that is used to create the steam that conducts the heat. Unlike a bain-marie, the smaller pot rests above the water, and is not immersed in it

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June 15th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
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dough
Category: Ingredient
Definition: A solid but pliable mixture of flour, water, and other ingredients that is cooked to make foods like bread. The difference between dough and batter is that dough is not pourable

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June 15th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
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dulce de leche
DOOL-say day LAY-chay
Category: Ingredient
Definition: The Spanish word for milk caramel, made from sweetened milk heated with caramelized sugar and coming in a range of textures

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June 15th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
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galantine
gal-uhn-TEEN, GAL-uhn-teen
Category: Dish
Origin: French
Definition: A dish of deboned, poached meat that is stuffed and served cold in aspic

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