ice box pies -
These pies were named after the ice box that they were kept cool in.
For the history of
Ice Box Pies, check out Linda Stradley's
History of Pies.
ice cream - It is a frozen
dessert made from cream, or a mixture of cream, milk, sugar, and usually
eggs. It can also be made from combination of milk products (usually cream
combined with fresh, condensed or dry milk), a sweetening agent (sugar,
honey, corn syrup or an artificial sweetener) and flavorings such as pieces
of chocolate, nuts, fruit, etc. Ice cream contains air, the more the air the
lighter it will be. Learn how to use
Electric Ice Cream Maker.
For a detailed and interesting history of
Ice Cream, check out
History, Legends & Myths of Ices and Ice Cream.
ice cream cone -
History of the Ice Cream Cone
ice cream sundae -
History of the Ice Cream Sundae
ice cream sundae -
ice milk - It is made in much the same
way as ice cream, except that it contains less milk fat and milk solids. The
result is a lowered calorie count and it has a lighter, less creamy texture.
ices - This dessert are fruit juices
or purees of fruit that are blended with sugar syrup and frozen.
icing - A term often
interchangeable with "frosting" and preferred in America to describe the
sugar-and-water mixture used to decorate and cover cakes. It may also
contain other ingredients and flavorings. The word is akin to "ice" for the
icing becomes firm or glazed after being applied.
History: Check out
Hasty Pudding/Indian Pudding.
Indian Pudding/Hasty Pudding -
Despite the name Indian Pudding, it is not a traditional native
dish. Native Americans had neither milk nor molasses to use in their
cooking. They did mix ground corn with berries, and may have had
maple syrup. Hasty Pudding and Indian Pudding are basically the same
pudding, as Hasty Pudding was an English tradition for centuries.
Printed references to hasty pudding in England date to 1599, while
Indian pudding recipes start appearing in American cookbooks in
Indian Taco –
Originally known as Navajo Tacos, but since Indian tribes other than the
Navajo Nation have also adopted these as their own, they obtained the
universal name of Indian Taco. Indian Tacos are a combination of beans or
ground beef, chopped lettuce, sliced tomato, shredded cheddar cheese, and an
optional green chile sitting atop plate-sized rounds of crispy Navajo or
Indian Fry Bread. The Navajo Taco was voted the State Dish of Arizona in a
1995 poll conducted by the Arizona Republic newspaper. No plates or
silverware are needed, as you just fill the fry bread with your desired
fillings, roll it up, and then eat this delicious food. Eating Indian Tacos
is considered very macho and requires some dedicated chewing.
To learn about the history of the
Indian Taco, check out
History of Sandwiches.
infuse - To steep an aromatic
ingredient in hot liquid until the flavor has been extracted and absorbed by
the liquid. Teas are infusions. Milk or cream can also be infused with
flavor before being used in custards or sauces.
infusion - An infusion is the
flavor that's extracted from any ingredient such as tea leaves, herbs, or
fruit by steeping them in a liquid such as water, oil, or vinegar.
insalata (ihn-sah-LAH-tah) - The
Italian word for "salad."