June 15th, 2010
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food processor
Category: Tool
Definition: A utensil that chops, shreds, purees, mixes and kneads ingredients

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June 15th, 2010
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pepper mill
Category: Tool
Definition: A utensil used to grind peppercorns into pepper powder. Pepper loses its flavor and potency quickly after being ground, so pepper mills are used to grind pepper directly onto a dish or even on a diner's food after it has been served

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June 15th, 2010
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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
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ice-cream maker
Category: Tool
Definition: A device used to make ice cream. Modern ice-cream makers slowly freeze the liquid ice-cream mixture while incorporating air into it to create fluffiness

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June 15th, 2010
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mortar and pestle
Category: Tool
Definition: A tool used to crush or grind ingredient, consisting of a sturdy bowl (the mortar) and a short, stout rod (the pestle) that is stirred and rotated inside the mortar

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June 15th, 2010
09:42 AM ET
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pastry bag
Category: Tool
Definition: A conical bag with a small hole at one end through which a chef can relatively dexterously extrude icing or filling

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June 15th, 2010
09:41 AM ET
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peel
Category: Technique, tool
Definition: 1. To remove the outer layer, husk or skin of a fruit or vegetable. 2. A metal or wooden paddle with a long handle, used to insert and remove breads, pizzas and other baked goods from an oven

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June 15th, 2010
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jigger
Category: Tool
Definition: A measuring contained used in preparing cocktails, usually consisting of two tiny cups attached to each other at the base. One side usually contains up to 1 1/2 oz., the other might hold 3/4 oz., 1 oz., or 2 oz

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June 15th, 2010
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pressure cooker, pressure cooking
Category: Tool, technique
Definition: A cooking technique that makes uses of the fact that the boiling point of a substance increases as the pressure increases, allowing liquids to achieve higher temperatures before being converted into steam. A pressure cooker is similar to a regular pot except that it strong enough to withstand the pressure, and hermetically seals in the foods being cooked, preventing steam from escaping and building up the pressure inside the container

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