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Better Homes and Gardens Baking Glossary

No. of terms: less than 100

Description: If you still have to master the baking basics you will enjoy this little baking glossary compiled by Better Homes and Gardens. This handy guide to baking equipment, techniques, and ingredients is of great help to inexperienced bakers, and advanced bakers will enjoy the hands on tips.

Example term: Barley
A cereal grain, has a mild, starchy flavor and a slightly chewy texture. Pearl barley, the most popular form used for cooking, has the outer hull removed and has been polished or “pearled.” It is sold in regular and quick-cooking forms. Store barley in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.

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Quote as: Baking Glossary. © Copyright 2008, Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved

Food Dictionary

Epicurious Food Dictionary
Note: This is a web edition of THE FOOD LOVER’S COMPANION, by Sharon Tyler Herbst.

No. of terms: 4,000 food terms

“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.”

Description: The Food Dictionary found on the website is a fascinating reference book covering nearly any culinary term you can think of. And if you are new to cooking, you will appreciate to have this dictionary supporting you in understanding the jargon used in cookbooks.

Example term: waffle [WAHF-fuhl]
The honeycombed surface of this crisp, light bread is perfect for holding pockets of syrup. Waffles are made by pouring a light batter onto one side of a waffle iron, a special hinged cooking utensil with two honeycomb patterned griddles. The second side is closed over the batter and the waffle is cooked until browned and crisp. Waffle irons can be electric or designed for stovetop cooking. Electric waffle irons have heating elements in both sides, thereby cooking the two sides of the bread at once. Irons heated on top of a stove must be turned over once during cooking to finish the second side. There are a number of waffle-iron shapes available including square, rectangular, round and even heart-shape. Belgian waffles, which are often heaped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, are made on special waffle makers with particularly large, deep grids. Most modern waffle irons have nonstick surfaces. Waffles are popular not only for breakfast, but for desserts as well. Savory waffles can be topped with creamed meat or vegetable mixtures.

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Quote as: © Copyright Barron’s Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on THE FOOD LOVER’S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst.

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