This page provides cooking definitions for cooking terms E and F.
Cooking Terms can be a little confusing so these definitions are provided for frequently used terms found in recipes and articles about cooking.
As with all dictionaries, the terms are alphabetized (I think ;-) )
Cooking Terms E and F : Learning the Language
Cooking Terminology: Words starting with "E"
egg wash - liquified eggs; beaten eggs with milk or water sometimes added; used in the
breading process, in sealing pieces of dough and to coat some baked goods for a
shiny look when baked.
emulsion - small
particles of oil or another liquid suspended in the other (e.g. vinaigrette
entree' - in France
this refers to the first course of a meal after the soup but before the main
course; in the USA it is the main dish
espresso - a very strong, dark coffee brewed with
Cooking Terminology: Words starting with "F"
Fahrenheit - a temperature scale in which 32 degrees represents freezing and 212 degrees is the steam point( to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit reading, multiply by 5 and divide by 9; better yet - have a thermometer that reads both scales)
filet - a boneless, skinless piece of meat (fillet is used for boneless, skinless fish)
filet mignon - center cut from the tenderloin of beef
fillet - to remove the bones from fish or meat before cooking (fish fillet, meat filet)
filter - to remove impurities or particles of food by pouring through cheesecloth or a strainer or "China Cap" (chinois)
flake - to break food into small pieces (or allow it to do so when cooking)
flambe' - a method of
cooking in which foods are splashed with liquor and ignited
Florentine - food
cooked with or garnished with spinach
flute - a decorative
scalloped edge on pastry or pie crusts; vegetables can be fluted as a way to
make them have more eye appeal
fold - combining two
or more products with a spatula or spoon using a side-to-side motion or a
fondue - a warmed
creamy liquid made of cheese, eggs, wine or other products and used as a dip
for vegetables, breads and some other products
fricassee - a stew of
cut up poultry fried in butter and simmered with vegetables
frittata - an omelet
that is baked and not folded; "open-faced" omelet
frizzle - to fry
julienne vegetables in hot oil until crisp
Hopefully this cooking dictionary will prove helpful in your pursuit of cooking with confidence and style.
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