June 15th, 2010
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mandoline
Category: Tool
Definition: 1. A utensil used to make uniform slices that can be extremely thin, consisting of a sturdy platform with a razor-sharp blade in the center against which ingredients are slid

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June 15th, 2010
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mezzaluna
mehz-ah-LOON-ah
Category: Tool
Origin: Italian
Defintion: A kind of knife with one or two curved or half-moon-shaped blades, each topped with a handle, used to mince or chop herbs

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June 15th, 2010
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hibachi
hih-BAH-chee
Category: Tool
Origin: Japanese
Definition: A small grill heated by charcoal (properly called shichirin in Japan)

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June 15th, 2010
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microwave
Category: Tool, technique
Definition: 1. A microwave oven, or simply microwave, is a device that cooks by using radiation to excite water molecules in food. 2. To microwave is to use a microwave oven to prepare something

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