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14 August, 2015

Diced

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To cut food into tiny pieces (about 1/8- to 1/4-inch) cubes. Onion Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper by Müeller – Multi Vegetable-Fruit-Cheese-Onion Chopper-Dicer-Kitchen Cutter

8 August, 2015

Flambé

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The term flambé [flahm-BAY] is a French word meaning “flaming” or “flamed.” Flambé means to ignite foods that have liquor or liqueur added. This is done for a dramatic effect and to develop a rich flavor of the liqueur to the foods without adding the alcohol. Impress your family and friends by serving a flambé
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25 July, 2015

Kneading

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Kneading is a process in the making of bread or pasta dough, used to mix the ingredients and add strength to the final product. Its importance lies in the mixing of flour with water. When these two ingredients are combined and kneaded, the gliadin and glutenin proteins in the flour expand and form strands of
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15 July, 2015

Parboiling

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Parboiling (or leaching) is the partial boiling of food as the first step in the cooking process. The word is often used when referring to parboiled rice. Parboiling can also be used for removing poisonous or foul-tasting substances from foodstuffs. The technique may also be used to soften vegetables before roasting them. Add the food
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3 July, 2015

Sieve

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A sieve, or sifter, is a device for separating wanted elements from unwanted material or for characterizing the particle size distribution of a sample, typically using a woven screen such as a mesh or net. The word “sift” derives from ‘sieve’. In cooking, a sifter is used to separate and break up clumps in dry
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9 June, 2015

Grease

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To rub the surface of a pan — such as a griddle, muffin pan or cake pan — with grease or shortening in order to prevent the food prepared in it from sticking. OvenStuff Non-Stick 9 Inch Round Cake Pan Two Piece Set

9 June, 2015

Separating Eggs

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Separating eggs is a process, generally used in cooking, in which the egg yolk is removed from the egg white. This allows one part of the egg to be used without the other part, or each part to be treated in different ways. Recipes for custard call for egg yolks, for example. The most common
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21 April, 2015

Beat/Beaten

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In cooking, the term refers to the act of mixing or stirring ingredients rapidly until they are blended. For example, egg whites can be beaten until they are light and airy and the volume has increased. Source: RecipeTips.com OXO Good Grips Egg Beater

12 April, 2015

Broiling

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Cooking by exposing food to direct radiant heat, either on a grill over live coals or below a gas burner or electric coil. Broiling differs from roasting and baking in that the food is turned during the process so as to cook one side at a time. Temperatures are higher for broiling than for roasting;
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28 March, 2015

Pressure Cooking

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Pressure cooking is the process of cooking food, using water or other cooking liquid, in a sealed vessel—known as a pressure cooker, which does not permit air or liquids to escape below a pre-set pressure. Pressure cookers are used for cooking food quicker than conventional cooking methods, which also saves energy. Pressure cookers heat food
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