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ENCORE French Culinary Terms
"Here is another French culinary term quiz, from your faithful correspondant in La Douce France. Bon Appetit!"
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'Rognons Blancs' literally means white kidneys, but what does it actually refer to?
Prairie Oysters or by product of 'steer' or 'ram' making
Grilled Kidneys with herbs
'Macedoine' de fruits...ou de legumes, refers to an assorted fruit salad with kirsch or a mixed vegetable dish (peas, carrots, etc.) Why do they call it Macedoine?
'Macerer' means to soak in juice or alcohol
Alexander ruled Macedonia a mosaic of many peoples
Macdo is what McDonald's is called, therefore derogatory
It originally contained mace
'Ganache' originally meant a horse's jaw, but in cooking it means:
North African pastries widely available throughout France
Horsemeat in aspic
A cream for pastries and chocolates from melted chocolate and cream
Gelatine used in cooking
'Rollmops' are a common item you find on a buffet or entree bar or in the deli case at the supermarket, what are they?
Marinated herrings rolled around a pickle
'Meli-melo' usually denotes which quality on a menu?
Mixed-up, usually for a salad
What is a 'fraisier'?
Strawberry hard candy
A sort of strawberry shortcake or cake
'Kir' is a popular before dinner drink or aperitif. What does it consist of?
Martini and Rossi White
White wine and creme de cassis
The number one favorite classic sandwich in any cafe or bar is, (not heated up like a croque monsieur):
'Jambon-beurre' or ham with butter on a half-baguette
'Jambon-Mayonnaise' ham with mayonnaise on English style bread
B.L.T or Bacon lettuce and tomato
Watercress on English bread with mayonnaise
A 'Coq-de bruyere' is a highly prized game bird known for its kind of resinous taste. What does it translate into?
What is a 'fleuron'?
A crystallized violet garnish
A crescent shaped puff pastry garnish
The best grade flour
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