Food Preparation Terms
To cut into small pieces
To cut into very small size cubes of even size.
To mechanically break down a food into a finer texture.
To cut food into thin.
To work a dough by pressing it with the heels of the hand. turning it. folding it. and repeating each motion until the dough is smooth and elastic
or forcing it through a ricer
To break a food by pressing it with the back of a spoon. a masher.
To cut or chop into very fine pieces
To remove the outer layer.
To mix two or more ingredients thoroughly
or another liquid over the surface of food during cooking to keep the food moist and add flavor
. To spoon pan juices.Basting
. melted fat.
To reduce a food into small bits by rubbing it on the sharp teeth of a utensil
To combine two or more ingredients into one mass
a process similar to marination in which meat is soaked in brine before cooking.
a method of food preservation that works by removing water from the food. which inhibits the growth of microorganisms and hinders quality decay
conversion of carbohydrates to alcohols and carbon dioxide or organic acids using yeasts. or a combination thereof. under anaerobic conditions
the process of soaking foods in a seasoned. often acidic. liquid before cooking
usually vinegar (acetic acid)
process of preserving food by anaerobic fermentation in brine (a solution of salt in water) to produce lactic acid. or marinating and storing it in an acid solution.
the preservation of food with dry salt
the process of flavoring. cooking or preserving food by exposing it to the smoke from burning or smoldering plant materials. most often wood
a cooking technique that uses exposure to an acid to effect a physical and chemical change in food
practice of soaking. draining and then rinsing seeds at regular intervals until they germinate. or sprout
Other Food Preparation Terms
To cook food in a small amount of hot fat
or rotary or electric beater
To mix ingredients together with a circular up and down motion using a spoon.
To remove bones from fowl or meat
To coat with dry bread or cracker crumbs
To heat sugar until a brown color and characteristic flavor develop