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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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