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a food produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as "yogurt cultures". Fermentation of lactose by these bacteria produces l…
Water strictly refers to the liquid state of that substance; it can be used for washing, soaking, boiling, steaming, simmering, diluting, etc. Ask questions about using water in a recipe.
Questions related to equipment, technique, tools, or other aspects of cooking on a barbecue. Questions can cover outdoor cooking with wood or charcoal barbecues or smokers, and about preparing "barbe…
Layer of high fat content that rises to the top of milk. Cream comes in multiple varieties (different fat percentages) and can be used in many different ways in cooking.
Questions about the culinary uses of products that are normally discarded or used in non-culinary applications. DO NOT use for everyday ingredients, leftovers, etc - this is off topic.
Questions about selecting desirable ingredients (e.g. checking fruit ripeness). Please do not use for "which ingredient should I use in my dish" - this kind of question is subjective and will be close…
When you can provide photos or description of a food you've seen or heard of but don't know its English name.
a class of liquids which includes beer, wine, liquor and spirits, and is used as a flavor enhancer in cooking. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, …
Questions covering wine for both cooking and drinking, including selecting appropriate wines
Determining the quantity of an ingredient needed for a recipe. Particularly useful for understanding obscure terminology, converting between different standards, or interpreting historical recipes.
Questions about the use of spices, herbs, salt and other flavorings to create the desired flavor in the final dish. See also [tag:salt]. For questions about seasoning cookware (e.g. cast iron) please …
a dilution of acetic acid. Versions used in cooking include white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and rice wine vinegar.
Vegan indicates that no animal products or compounds of animal origin are incorporated.
Questions about the chemical composition or properties of ingredients and dishes.
made of fat, flour and a thin liquid. It is typically light and flaky with a tender inside.
Questions regarding facts about macro-nutrients within foods. Do not use for "what is healthy" or similar questions, which are off-topic.
Seafood questions ask about cooking or culinary treatment of fish and shellfish, or other foods harvested from lakes, rivers, and oceans.
Questions about what ingredients can be used in the brining liquid and how the brining will affect the food.
a pot with a special lid that cooks food faster by regulating the pressure inside the cooker.