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How much is a “splash”

I've run into several recipes which asked for a "splash of" water, soy sauce, etc. How much is a "splash"? I assume if it's something more concrete like 1/4 cup, they would have said so. Since it's ...
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Are the terms self-rising flour and baking powder different in the US and UK?

I made Mary Berry’s Cherry cake, which called for 275 g of self-rising flour and 2 tsp of baking powder, in an 8-inch pan. Went all over the oven. Are these ingredients different in the US?
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What is a casserole (vessel)?

Maybe it's because I'm German speaking, but I'm utterly confused by the concept of the concept of a Casserole. When I enter "Kasserolle" in the German Amazon I on the one side get dishes that look ...
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What is the term for simmering something in sauce?

What is the term called for when something, generally meat, is cooked in a large amount of sauce such that the meat is completely submerged. It is similar to boiling or simmering but instead of water ...
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Are feral hog hind quarters hams, or a different type of pork?

I recently hunted feral hog and had one processed. I have two full bone-in hind quarters. I wondering if these are considered hams or a different cut/type of pork. How would one go about cooking a ...
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Meaning of the term 'tack' in bread making?

I have a recipe for oat and honey bread and it mentions the word 'tack'. Please can you tell me what this means? It says the following; "It should start coming together and getting more tack and less ...
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What is the correct term for this method of cooking?

I'm a reluctant cook at the best of times but I'm interested to know what I just did. I got a massive bone for the dog from the butcher. There was quite a lot of meat on it so I thought the dog and I ...
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Culinary term for non-flavor defining ingredients

In a strongly flavoured soup/stew, curry, or sauce, or salad, you sometimes add other ingredients (eg mixed vegetables) that do not strongly influence the flavor of the end result, but are chosen for ...
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What are these called in english?

I'm looking for the names of "Rollfondant" and "Modellierfondant" in english. I'm new to the métier but as far as I can tell, Rollfondant is used to cover a whole cake, while Modellierfondant is used ...
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What is a Vienna Schnitzel?

I have heard this term frequently used, but I haven't been able to find a definition, even in the extensive Wikipedia Article on Schnitzel.
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Smoothie - water as base liquid, originally?

I am wondering, for termbase purposes, about the base liquid for smoothies: is it originally water? I would appreciate your help as native English speakers, as we were considering equivalents in our ...
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What is the difference between preserves and conserves?

I will start off by admitting that I do see technical definitions here, but I did not actually learn that there was such a thing as conserves until today. I am used to putting jelly, or jam or ...
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Correct term for marinating+degorging/macerating at the same time?

Sometimes it makes sense to marinate fruit or vegetables with water-extracting ingredients (sugar,salt,alcohol...) and flavorings (spices or extracts) at the same time, and later use fruit and liquid ...
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Is there standard terminology for the doneness of bacon strips?

As you lower temperature on strips of bacon, you go from: a light, hot sear (very soft, chewy bacon), to a hot sear followed by a light saute in its own lard (getting towards al dente), to a medium ...
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Is a pizza like this unheard of in the USA?

My idea of a pizza, bought from a pizzeria in Sweden (at least growing up and when I last did, which was a few years ago now), is as follows: A standard pizza dough is grabbed and turned into a flat ...
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Liquefying through long boiling

It seems my questions at ELL hit a dead end, that's not learner's level English...\ Is there a name in English for the process of turning ingredients of a dish into liquid through boiling them long ...
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Is there a term for the blending of different recipies of the same type?

One of the things I do when cooking is I look at several different recipes for the same dish. I take a "base" recipe "A" and add these ingredients from recipe "B" and maybe even a unique ingredient ...
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Are “shelled nuts” with or without their shells?

I'm using MyFitnessPal to log what I'm eating, and I can't figure out whether 'shelled pistachios' are pistachios with or without their shells.
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Common term for “roughly-grind Semolina” (as used to make couscous)

A course common in all North-African coast cuisines is Couscous, which is made of "roughly-grind Semolina" lightly cooked or steamed with a bit of water and salt; Very often, a vegetable based stew is ...
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A “puck” of frozen food

I found a recipe that calls for 5 “pucks” of frozen spinach. I cannot find a definition of the term. I need to know how many ounces are in a puck?
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What is the proper term for real oil vs. flavoured oil?

Is there a better term for flavoured oil? For example, a "chili oil" is clearly not same as "grape seed oil" or "snake oil".
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Is “krapfens” commonly used to designate donuts?

"Krapfen" is a German word which means "donuts". I wonder if the term "krapfens" is commonly used in English to refer to donuts or if it may be pretty odd. I have such doubt because it sounds similar ...
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What are the characteristics required for a liquid be considered milk?

I know that the liquid from animal (cow, etc) are considered milk. But how do you know feature a liquid to appoint as milk? There's the vegetable liquids (soy, nuts, ...) which are also considered ...
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Umbrella term for the 'ingredients' and 'utensils' of a recipe?

So every (good) recipe enumerates several lists of things: Ingredients: a list of all the foods/seasonings/etc. that you'll use when following the recipe Utensils: a list of all the tools, utensils ...
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How to write the so called wooden tomato / wooden potato in Chinese (and where to find it)?

I once went to a Chinese restaurant with a Chinese friend, and there was this sort of yam which was white colored and covered with a whole bunch of red/pink dots resembling freckles and these dots ...
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What are the pips and skin of an orange?

When the orange is soft and cold, cut in half and remove any pips. Process the whole orange, including the skin, until medium chunky From: http://www.maryberry.co.uk/recipes/baking/whole-orange-spice-...
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Keep “soup greens” once done cooking?

I have a Polish cookbook (translated to English) from the 1950's and most of their soup recipes contain a bunch of greens/veggies but it's not always clear if they are just to be used as flavor or as ...
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Can you call the stuffing you put in Turkey “filling”? [closed]

They seem a bit similar to me, but a lot of people argue that the answer is "stuffing" and that you can't call it "filling".
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What is the difference between “water/drink enhancers” and cordial?

I was doing a bit of internet browsing today, and I came across this image (linked rather than embedded because of copyright), which shows a bottle of hand disinfectant along with three bottles ...
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Interpreting recipes from a different culture (specifically India) [closed]

I've tried to make dahi (indian "curd", or yogurt) a few times, but it has always turned out more like cottage cheese (English "curds and whey") than like yogurt. This isn't necessarily bad (the whey ...
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Complete list of terms used to describe cooking methods? [closed]

I am trying to build up a list of all the cooking methods which can be used to cook something, including terms used in the stages of the cooking process used to cook such food. Here is what I have ...
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What is the name for the 'sweetness' of cooling roast pork?

I did a slow roast pork today putting pork knuckles on the bone cooking for 8 hours in a dash of apple juice. After cooking, I left it to cool for an hour with the lid on. When I lifted the lid, I ...
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Is there such a thing as 'onion hair'?

I've been reading a food menu of a Qatari hotel, and I've come across the following dish description: Roasted stuffed quails (3) with golden onion hair and green pepper Naturally, searching Google,...
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What's the difference between thin crust pizza and a cracker

My friend says that thin pizza crust is nothing but a cracker, but I think there are significant differences between the two products. For example, if you buy a store-bought cracker and add pizza ...
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What does “heat the oven to broil” mean?

This recipe states: Heat the oven to broil and arrange a rack in the middle. Then later: Broil the salmon on the baking sheet ... about 10 to 12 minutes. I don't understand what this means. ...
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Name of Vegetarian that Eats Insects

There are different type of vegetarians, such as Lacto ovo vegetarian, Lacto vegatarian, and Vegan. Some cultures eat insects, which may violate the naming of these rules. I'm curious if there is a ...
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What is sour cream called in Hindi?

I need to know it so that I can purchase it from the market. What is sour cream called in Hindi?
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What is the difference between connective tissue and suet/fat deposits?

A google image on the term 'meat connective tissue' seems to show what I believe to be fat deposits/suet in the case of meat pictures. So what then is the difference between fat deposits and ...
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As it relates to the Hospitality Industry what is a par level of product?

What does this mean in the Hospitality industry? As in the Hospitality Department will establish par levels of products Is this kind of like when your boss in IT tells you that there should always ...
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don't like sweet food except for dessert

I don't like any sweet food except for dessert. For example I would not like stuffing with raisins. Is there any cooking / foodie term for this type of taste? Is it considered more / less "...
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Does “boiling milk” always mean pasteurization, especially in Mongolia?

The Lonely Planet guide for Mongolia uses "boiling milk" and pasteurization interchangeably: TB is a bacterial infection usually transmitted from person by coughing, but which may be transmitted ...
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Pumpkin carpaccio: correct use of the name

IN my view, carpaccio is thinly sliced beef, nothing else. But now, it seem OK to serve salmon carpaccio, or even, as I recently saw, pumpkin carpaccio. Am I to assume that everything thinly sliced ...
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What is milk classified as once you pour it on cereal?

I recently came across an image posing the question of whether milk would be properly classified as a beverage, broth, or sauce once it's poured on a bowl of cereal. I'm not sure if it's any of those ...
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Why does thickening a liquid mixture's flavor by simmering called “reduction”? [closed]

What exactly is reduced? The amount of water? But it feels kooky to describe simmering water away as "reduction". What end product exactly are we reducing TO? The Science of Sauce ...

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