June 15th, 2010
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edamame
ehd-uh-MAHM-may
Category: Ingredient, dish
Origin: Japanese
Definition: Baby soybeans, steamed, salted and served in their pod as an appetizer or bar food in Japan,  Korea, or China

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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
09:45 AM ET
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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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