There are different terms in the selection and the preparation of foods. These terms are bake, beat, blend, break, chop, cream, cube, dice, dredge, flake, fold, grate, julienne, marinate, mash, mince, pare, peel, puree, scrape, slice, soften, stir, sprinkle, wedge, whip and others.
The term Bake means to cook food in an oven. Beat means to lift the food over and over to be able to make its mixture smooth and light. Blend means to mix ingredients throughout, until the ingredients will not be distinguish from its original feature. Break means to cut ingredients or divide the ingredients into pieces.
The term Chop means to cut the ingredients into tiny pieces. Cream means to make the ingredients smooth and creamy by rubbing, mashing or working it against the side of the bowl using the back of the wooden spoon. Cube means to cut the ingredients into square pieces with uniform length, width and thickness. Dice means to cut the ingredient into smaller pieces of cube in uniform sizes and shapes.
The term Dredge means to make the solid foods coated with different dry ingredients such as the breadcrumbs, sugar, flour and others by the way of sprinkling, rolling or dipping it. Flake means to be able to separate ingredient such as fish into tiny pieces by the means of fingers.
The term Fold means to be able to beat egg whites or to slip it into mixture without having to lose what has been beaten to them like air. Grate means to cut ingredients into fine and tiny pieces, by the way of rubbing it with a grater either in a circular or in back and forth manner of motion. Julienne means to cut ingredients such as carrot, potatoes, and the like into small, thin and match-like strips.
Marinate means to let the ingredients stand in French dressing or in an oil-acid mixture; this is done to be able to add flavor to the foods such as those in barbecue. Mash means the ingredients should be pressed into smaller pieces. Mince means to make the ingredients such as the garlic, onions, gingers and others cut or chop into smaller pieces. Pare means to be able to cut off the outer skin of the ingredients using a knife. Peel means to pull of the outer skin of some ingredients using the fingers of the hands.
The term Puree means to make a smooth semi-liquid mixture by rubbing food through a sieve or by the use of a blender. Scrape means to use the sharp edge of the knife to remove the skin of some ingredients such as potatoes, carrots and others. Slice means to be able to cut the ingredients into flat pieces.
The term Stir means to be able to mix the ingredients with a circular movement of the spoon inside the bowl. Sprinkle means to be able to scatter some ingredients such as the flour, the sugar, the salt over the food. Wedge means to be able to cut ingredients into the shape of the wedge; it is thick in one end while thin in the other end and Whip means to incorporate air and increase the volume by beating rapidly.
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