Gourmet Food Glossary
Cajeta - Specialty Food Glossary & Guide
The definition and pronunciation of the Mexican goat milk caramel cajeta, with serving suggestions, uses, cajeta recipes, and cajeta buying sources.
Macaron - Specialty Food Glossary & Guide
A definition of macaron, along with pronunciation information. Also, learn where to buy authentic French macarons online, including sources Pix Patisserie, Mad Mac, and Paulette Macarons.
Palm Sugar -- Specialty Food Glossary
A definition of palm sugar, along with information about palm sugar and coconut palm sugar, forms of palm sugar, palm sugar shopping tips, palm sugar recipes, and online sources for buying palm sugar.
Chipotle Pepper - Specialty Food Glossary
The definition and pronunciation of chipotle, along with a photo of chipotle peppers, information on the types of chipotle products available, where to buy chipotles, and how to use and store chipotle peppers. Also included are chipotle pepper recipe suggestions.
Dulce de Leche - Specialty Food Glossary
A definition of Dulce de Leche, with pronounciation information, uses, suggested recipes, and internet sources for buying dulce de leche.
Beurre Noisette - French term for "brown butter" or literally "hazelnut butter". Butter is cooked in a pan until it turns a golden brown. The resulting butter has a nutty flavor.
Brioche is a rich yeast dough containing large amounts of eggs and butter.
Chanterelle - A trumpet shaped mushroom that ranges in color from yellow to orange. They have a delicate, nutty taste and chewy texture. A native of Europe, chanterelles are also found growing wild in the Pacific Northwest and on the East Coast.
Clafouti - Clafouti is a traditional French dessert from the Limousin region. It is made by covering a layer of fruit in a dish with a batter and then baking. The finished dessert may be either cake- or pudding-like. Served hot. Cherries are the traditional fruit of choice, but any other may be used.
Gourmet refers to: 1. Someone who is a connoiseur of good food and drink. 2. Gourmet food is of the highest quality and flavor, prepared well and presented in an artful manner. 3. A gourmet restaurant is one considered to serve the highest quality food.
Sauté defined: To cook something quickly over direct heat with a small amount of oil.
Poblanos - Specialty Food Glossary & Guide
A definition of poblano chile peppers, along with poblano uses, poblano recipes including poblano salsa, poblano sauces, poblano soup, and poblano creme fraiche, plus where to buy fresh, frozen, or canned poblanos.
What is Hominy?
A brief definition of hominy, a Southern food staple ingredient also known as posole.
What is Farro?
A brief definition of farro, an ancient whole grain, including information on its uses in recipes.
What is Evaporated Cane Juice?
A brief definition of evaporated cane juice, including information on the FDA's objections to using the term evaporated cane juice on food labels.
What is Caster Sugar?
A definition of caster sugar, along with recipe suggestions for using caster sugar. Plus how to make and where to buy caster sugar.
What is Buckwheat?
A brief definition of buckwheat, along with buckwheat photos and buckwheat recipe suggestions.
What is Creamed Honey?
A definition of creamed honey, plus information on where to by spreadable creamed honey.
What is Amaranth?
A brief definition of amaranth, a gluten free ancient grain. Plus, amaranth recipe suggestions, and where to buy amaranth online.