Eatcyclopedia – egg, albumen, egg white, yolk
July 20th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
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Eatcyclopedia is our ever-expanding glossary of food terms, and we'll be highlighting a term from it each weekday. The entries include definitions and, where applicable, pronunciations and country of origin - all spelling bee competitor style. Want us this use it in a sentence? Okay, here goes.

Use: The albumen is the white part, the yellow the yolk and that stringy thing is the chalaza, which anchors the two of them in place.

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Eatcyclopedia – cast iron skillet
July 16th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
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Use: This soft shell crab was cooked in a cast iron skillet so the shell could crisp up in the screaming heat and become exceedingly scrumptious.

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Eatcyclopedia – saucisson
July 14th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
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Use: When CNN International producer Wayne Gray spotted this saucisson during a trip to a Lyon outdoor market, he couldn't resist buying some to eat with Comté cheese and a fresh baguette.

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Eatcyclopedia – honey
July 13th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
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Eatcyclopedia is our ever-expanding glossary of food terms, and we'll be highlighting a term from it each weekday. The entries include definitions and, where applicable, pronunciations and country of origin - all spelling bee competitor style. Want us this use it in a sentence? Okay, here goes.

Use: Without bees, there would be no honey, and without honey there would be no mead - and then what would we quaff by the tankard at the Renaissance faire?

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Previously – Cell phone radiation may be responsible for decimated bee population and Citizens band together to help the hives
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Eatcyclopedia – vegetarian/vegan
July 12th, 2010
01:00 PM ET
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Eatcyclopedia is our ever-expanding glossary of food terms, and we'll be highlighting a term from it each weekday. The entries include definitions and, where applicable, pronunciations and country of origin - all spelling bee competitor style. Want us this use it in a sentence? Okay, here goes.

Use: Many vegan and vegetarian commenters have weighed in on our essay about "ethical" animal slaughter; most say there is no such thing.

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Eatcyclopedia – crayfish, crawfish, crawdad, crawdaddy
July 9th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
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Eatcyclopedia is our ever-expanding glossary of food terms, and we'll be highlighting a term from it each weekday. The entries include definitions and, where applicable, pronunciations and country of origin - all spelling bee competitor style. Want us this use it in a sentence? Okay, here goes.

Use: People may not agree on what to call these freshwater crustaceans, but they all concur that the tail meat is mighty tasty, boiled with seasoning; heads are optional.

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Eatcyclopedia – pith
July 8th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
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Use: Here's all you need to know: zest the rind, juice the fruit, ditch the pith.

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Eatcyclopedia – za'atar
July 7th, 2010
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Use: We can get all the makings for za'atar here at the spice market, if only we can spare the thyme time.

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Eatcyclopedia – chicory
July 6th, 2010
09:30 AM ET
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Use: Chicory lends a great, bitter bite to a salad, and it's also useful as a switch-hitter in New Orleans-style coffee blends like Cafe Du Monde.

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