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    You learn something new every day, except me.... I know everything! lol


    It is important that every person who is engaged in the preparationof food be thoroughly familiar with the various terms that are used in COOKING.
    Many of these are not understood by the average person, because
    they are foreign terms or words that are seldom employed in other
    occupations. However, as they occur frequently in recipes, cook books,
    menus, etc., familiarity with them will enable one to follow recipes and
    to make up menus in a more intelligent manner.
    In view of these facts, a table of terms that are made use of in COOKING
    is here given, together with definitions of the words and, wherever it
    has been deemed necessary, with as accurate pronunciations as can be
    obtained. The terms are given in bold-faced type, and for easy reference
    are arranged alphabetically. It is recommended that constant use be made
    of this table, for much of the success achieved in COOKING depends on a
    clear understanding of the words and expressions that are peculiar to
    this science.

    A la; au; aux (ah lah; o; o).--With; dressed in a certain style; as,
    smelts a la tartare, which means smelts with tartare sauce.

    Au gratin (o gra-tang).--Literally, dressed with brown crumbs. In actual
    practice, also flavored with grated cheese.

    Au naturel (o nat-ue-rayl).--A term applied to uncooked vegetables, to
    indicate that they are served in their natural state without sauce or
    dressing applied. Potatoes au naturel are served cooked; but unpeeled.

    Bechamel (bay-sham-ayl).--A sauce made with white stock and cream or
    milk-named from a celebrated cook.

    Biscuit Glace (bis-kue-ee glah-say).--Ice cream served in glaced shells,
    sometimes in paper cases.

    Bisque.--A thick soup usually made from shellfish or game; also, an ice
    cream to which finely chopped macaroons have been added.

    Bouchees (boosh-ay).--Small patties; literally, a mouthful.

    Boudin (boo-dang).--A delicate side dish prepared with forcemeat.

    Bouquet of Herbs.--A bouquet consisting of a sprig of parsley, thyme,
    and sweet marjoram, a bay leaf, and perhaps a stalk of celery, tied
    firmly together and used as flavoring in a soup or stew. Arranged in
    this way, the herbs are more easily removed when cooked.

    Cafe au Lait (ka-fay o lay).--Coffee with milk.

    Cafe Noir (ka-fay nooar).--Black coffee.

    Canapes (kan-ap-ay).--Small slices of bread toasted or sauted in butter
    and spread with a savory paste of meats, fish, or vegetables. They are
    served either hot or cold as an appetizer or as a first course for lunch
    or dinner.

    Canard (kan-ar).--Duck.

    Capers.--Small pickled buds of a European shrub, used in sauces and in

    Capon.--A male fowl castrated for the purpose of improving the quality
    of the flesh.

    Caramel.--A syrup of browned sugar.

    Casserole.--A covered earthenware dish in which foods are cooked.

    Champignons (shang-pe-nyong).--The French name for mushrooms.

    Chartreuse (shar-truhz).--A preparation of game, meat, fish, etc.,
    molded in jelly and surrounded by vegetables. The name was given to the
    dish by the monks of the monastery of Chartreuse.

    Chiffonade (shif-fong-ad).--Salad herbs finely shredded and then sauted
    or used in salads.

    Chillies.--Small red peppers used in seasoning.

    Chives.--An herb allied to the onion family.

    Chutney.--An East Indian sweet pickle.

    Citron.--The rind of a fruit of the lemon species preserved in sugar.

    Collops.--Meat cut in small pieces.

    Compote.--Fruit stewed in syrup.

    Coquilles (ko-ke-yuh).--Scallop shells in which fish or oysters are
    sometimes served.

    Creole, a la (kray-ol, ah lah).--With tomatoes.

    Croustade (kroos-tad).--A thick piece of bread that has been hollowed
    out and then toasted or fried crisp. The depression is filled with food.

    Croutons (kroo-tong).--Bread diced and fried or toasted to serve with
    or in soup.

    Curry.--An East Indian preparation made of hot seeds, spices, and dried

    Demi-Tasse (duh-mee tass).--Literally, a half cup. As commonly used, it
    refers to a small cup in which after-dinner coffee is served.

    Deviled.--Highly seasoned.

    Dill.--A plant used for flavoring pickles.

    En coquille (ang ko-ke-yuh).--Served in shells.

    Entrees (ang-tray).--Small made dishes served with lunch or dinner. They
    are sometimes served as a course between the main courses of a meal.

    Escarole (ays-kar-ol).--A broad-leaved kind of endive.

    Farce or Forcemeat.--A mixture of meat, bread, etc., used as stuffing.

    Fillets (fe-lay).--Long, thin pieces of meat or fish generally rolled
    and tied.

    Fillet Mignons (fe-lay me-nyong).--Small slices from fillet of beef,
    served with steak.

    Fondant.--Sugar boiled with water and stirred to a heavy paste. It is
    used for the icing of cake or the making of French candies.

    Fondue.--A dish made usually with melted or grated cheese. There are
    several varieties of this preparation.

    Frappe (frap-pay).--Semifrozen.

    Fromage (fro-magh).--Cheese.

    Glace (glah-say).-Covered with icing; literally, a shining surface.

    Glaze.--The juices of meat cooked down to a concentration and used as a
    foundation for soups and gravies.

    Goulash (gool-ash).--A Hungarian beef stew, highly seasoned.

    Gumbo.--A dish of food made of young capsules of okra, seasoned with
    salt and pepper, stewed and then served with melted butter.

    Haricot (har-e-ko).--A small bean; a bit; also, a stew in which the meat
    and vegetables are finely divided.

    Homard (ho-mar).--Lobster.

    Hors d'oeuvres (or-d'uhvr').--Relishes.

    Italiene, a la (e-tal-yang, ah lah).--In Italian style.

    Jardiniere (zhar-de-nyayr).--A mixed preparation of vegetables stewed in
    their own sauce; also, a garnish of various vegetables.

    Julienne (zhue-lyayn).--A clear soup with shredded vegetables.

    Junket.--Milk jellied by means of rennet.

    Kippered.--Dried or smoked.

    Larding.--The insertion of strips of fat pork into lean meat. The fat is
    inserted before cooking.

    Lardon.--A piece of salt pork or bacon used in larding.

    Legumes.--The vegetables belonging to the bean family; namely, beans,
    peas, and lentils.

    Lentils.--A variety of the class of vegetables called legumes.

    Macedoine (mah-say-dooan).--A mixture of green vegetables.

    Marinade (mar-e-nad).--A pickle used for seasoning meat or fish before

    Marinate.--To pickle in vinegar or French dressing, as meat or fish is

    Marrons (ma-rong).--Chestnuts.

    Menu.--A bill of fare.

    Meringue (muh-rang).--A kind of icing made of white of egg and sugar
    well beaten.

    Mousse (moos).--Ice cream made with whipped cream and beaten egg and
    frozen without turning.

    Nougat (noo-gah).--A mixture of almonds and sugar.

    Paprika.--Hungarian sweet pepper ground fine and used as a seasoning. It
    is less stinging than red or Cayenne pepper.

    Pate (pa-tay).--A little pie; a pastry or patty.

    Pimiento.--Sweet red peppers used as a vegetable, a salad, or a relish.

    Pistachio (pis-ta-shioh).--A pale greenish nut resembling an almond.

    Potage (pot-azh).--Soup.

    Puree (pue-ray).-A thick soup containing cooked vegetables that have
    been rubbed through a sieve.

    Ragout (ra-goo).--A stew made of meat or meat and vegetables and served
    with a sauce.

    Ramekin.--A preparation of cheese and puff paste or toast, which is
    baked or browned. This word is sometimes used to designate the dish in
    which such a mixture is cooked.

    Rechauffe (ray-sho-fay).--A warmed-over dish.

    Rissoles.--Small shapes of puff paste filled with some mixture and fried
    or baked. It also refers to balls of minced meat, egged, crumbed, and
    fried until crisp.

    Roux (roo).--Thickening made with butter and flour.

    Salmi (sal-mee).--A stew or hash of game.

    Salpicon (sal-pee-kong).--Minced poultry, ham, or other meats mixed with
    a thick sauce.

    Sauce Piquante (sos-pe-kangt).--An acid sauce.

    Shallot.--A variety of onion.

    Sorbet (sor-bay).--A sherbet, frozen punch, or water ice; the same as

    Souffle (soo-flay).--Literally, puffed up. As generally understood, it
    is a spongy mixture made light with eggs and baked, the foundation of
    which may be meat, fish, cheese, vegetables, or fruit.

    Soy.--A Japanese sauce prepared from the seed of the soy bean. It has an
    agreeable flavor and a clear brown color and is used to color soups
    and sauces.

    Stock.--The foundation for soup made by cooking meat, bones, and

    Sultanas.--White or yellow seedless grapes, grown in Corinth.

    Tarragon (tar-ra-gonk).--An herb used in seasoning certain dressing and
    sauces; it is also employed in flavoring tarragon vinegar.

    Tartare Sauce (tar-tar sos).--A mayonnaise dressing to which have been
    added chopped pickle, capers, and parsley in order to make a tart
    sauce for fish.

    Timbale.--A pie raised in a mold; also, a shell filled with forcemeat or

    Truffles.--A species of fungi growing in clusters some inches below the
    soil, and having an agreeable perfume, which is easily scented by pigs,
    who are fond of them, and by dogs trained to find them. They are found
    abundantly in France, but are not subject to cultivation. They are used
    chiefly for seasoning and garnishing.

    Vanilla.--The bean of the tropical orchid or the extract obtained from
    this fruit. Used in flavoring desserts, etc.

    Vinaigrette Sauce (ve-nay-grayt sos).--A sauce made with oil and
    vinegar, to which are added finely minced chives, peppers, or other
    highly flavored green vegetables and spices.

    Vol au Vent (vol o vang).--A crust of light puff paste. Also, a large
    pate or form of pastry filled with a savory preparation of oysters,
    fish, or meat and a cream sauce.

    Zwieback (tsouee-bak).--Bread toasted twice.
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  • #2
    you missed one

    Fried farts and pickled assholes- a term giving to a kid who keeps asking "what are we having for dinner!??" for the 4 that ones for my got to love her.
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    • #3
      fried farts and pickles assholes.....hhhhmmmmm!!! That's my husband!!! lol


      • #4
        popcorn farts in MY home thank you very little!!!


        • #5
          I'll take fried and popcorn farts over dog farts anyday..