June 15th, 2010
09:45 AM ET
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dry (wine), sec, brut
Category: Condition
Definition: Being dry (or sec) is the quality of not being sweet in wine. Extra-dry champagne is descibed as brut

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June 15th, 2010
09:44 AM ET
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freezer burn
Category: Condition
Definition: Freezer-burned food has been damaged by being kept in a freezer with inadequate sealing that allowed air to reach and dehydrate it. Freezer burn causes foods to taste unpleasant

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June 15th, 2010
09:43 AM ET
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marbled
Category: Condition
Definition: In meat, to be generously streaked with layers of fat, making for a juicier and more flavorful dish

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June 15th, 2010
09:43 AM ET
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mold
Category: Tool, condition
Definition: 1. A hollow, shaped pan used to form foods. 2. Fungus that grows on food

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June 15th, 2010
09:42 AM ET
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pasteurized
Category: Condition
Definition: A description for food that has been treated with heat to help preserve it

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June 15th, 2010
09:41 AM ET
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bloom (chocolate)
Category: Condition
Definition: In chocolate, the bloom refers to cocoa fat that has migrated to the surface, creating a layer of white film. Chocolates with bloom are unattractive but still edible

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June 15th, 2010
09:40 AM ET
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curdle
Category: Condition
Definition: When a food coagulates, or separates into solid and liquid portions. Depending on what the chef is doing, it can be a desirable or undesirable result

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June 15th, 2010
09:29 AM ET
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cork taint, corked
Category: Condition
Definition: Spoilage of wine, usually from a defective cork, and emitting a characteristic unpleasant smell somewhat like wet dog

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June 15th, 2010
09:26 AM ET
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clingstone, freestone
Category: Condition
Definition: Clingstones are fruits whose pits cling to the flesh when cut open. Freestones are those whose pits fall out easily

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