Culinary Dictionary - Z

Culinary Dictionary – A

  . a la (ah lah) – It is French for “in the manner of,” “in the style of,” and “according to” In cooking, this phrase designates the style of … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - Z

Culinary Dictionary – B

      baba (BAH-bah) – Baba is called babka in Poland and Babas Au Rhum in France.  In French, the word baba meaning, “falling over or dizzy.”  These are … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – C

      cabbage – There are over 70 varieties of cabbage. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi, collards, kale, turnips, and many more are all a member of the cabbage … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – D

  Dagwood – It is a multi-layered sandwich with a variety of fillings.  Used to denote a sandwich put together so as to attain such a tremendous size and infinite … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – E

  eau de vie (oh-deuh-VEE) – Translated from the French, eau-de-vie means “water of life.”  It is an alcohol distillate that is rich with taste, flavor, and aroma.  The French … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – F

    Fajita (fah-HEE-ta) – The Spanish word for skirt steak.  Most people associate the word fajita with strips of meat that go into the taco.  Fajita is a highly … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – G

  galia melon – They resemble a small cantaloupe and have a light golden-yellow skin when ripe.  Their flesh is lime green and tastes similar to a sweet honeydew melon. … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – H

    habanero pepper (ah-bah-NEH-roh) – You might also know this Yucatan-raised, lantern-shaped chile as a Scot bonnet or Bahamian chile.  Whatever you call it, with a fire reportedly 60 … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – I

    ice box pies – These pies were named after the ice box that they were kept cool in. History:  For the history of Ice Box Pies, check out … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – J

  jaccart – To inject a product, usually beef, with tiny needles, in order to tenderize it.     jalapeno pepper (hal-la-PAY-nyo) – Named after Jalapa, the capital of Veracruz, … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - K

Culinary Dictionary – K

    Kae-Sa-Luk – Also known as Thai Carving.  It is the Thailand art of carving fruit and vegetables into intricate flower shapes.  The purpose of fruit and vegetable carving … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – L

    ladyfinger – Ladyfingers are known in Italy as  savoiardi are sweet, little, fairly dry, finger-shaped sponge cakes.  It is used for making desserts like Tiramisu and Charlottes.  Ladyfingers … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - Z

Culinary Dictionary – M

    macadamia nut (mak-uh-DAY-mee-uh) – The macadamia tree is a native of Queensland, Australia.  It has an extremely hard shell, a buttery texture, and a high fat content.  It … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – N

      nacho (NAH-choh) – A small tortilla chip topped with cheese and chile peppers or chile pepper sauce.  The word may be from the Spanish for “flat-nosed.”   … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – O

      olive – The Olive was a native to Asia Minor and spread from Iran, Syria, and Palestine to the rest of the Mediterranean basin 5,000 years ago. … Continued