June 15th, 2010
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kaffir lime
KA-fer, KAH-fer
Category: Ingredient
Definition: A small, bumpy lime used in Southeast Asian cooking.  Its distinctive double leaves are also often used in cooking

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June 15th, 2010
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egg wash
Category: Ingredient
Definition: A mixture of beaten egg and water brushed over a pastry to achieve a golden-brown glaze during baking

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June 15th, 2010
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garnish
Category: Ingredient
Definition: Something used to decorate or add optional flavor to a dish

 

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June 15th, 2010
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egg, albumen, egg white, yolk
Category: Ingredient, dish
Definition: One of the most important ingredients in cooking, the common chicken egg is used for myriad culinary uses as well as being a dish in itself. The white portion, or albumen, is the main ingredient in meringue. The inner, yellow portion, or yolk, is a major ingredient in custard. Eggs from many other animals can be used, such as ducks, geese, turtles, ostrich, and quails, but unless specified otherwise, recipes calling for eggs mean chicken eggs, and the size required is usually large

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gelatin
Category: Ingredient
Definition: A substance made from animal collagen used to make liquids gel into a solid form

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key lime
Category: Ingredient
Definition: A small, greenish-yellow, extremely tart lime most notably used to make Key lime pies

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June 15th, 2010
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emulsify, emulsion, emulsifier
Category: Technique, dish, ingredient
Definition: An emulsion is a solution that consists of two or more technically unmixable liquids, with one usually suspended in tiny portions within the other. To emulsify is to mix two such liquids fast and hard enough to create such a colloidal mixture. Given time, the two liquids will tend to separate unless specially treated with an agent (aka an emulsifier)

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kimchi, kimchee
Category: Dish, ingredient
Definition: A type of spicy Korean pickle made from from various vegetables but most commonly made from bok choy when encountered in the U.S. Often served as a side dish, appetizer, or an ingredient in stews or fried rice

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espresso
ess-PRESS-oh
Category: Dish, ingredient
Origin: Italian
Definition: A form of concentrated coffee that is pressure-brewed

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