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Cooking Terms, Part IX
Cooking and Baking
"Cooking is an art (as well as a craft and a science) therefore its terms are terms of art. How many of these do you know well?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The poet Epes Sargent (1813-1881) wrote "Oh give me the flashing brine, the spray and the tempest's roar!" Brining has become a popular way to prepare a turkey for roasting. What does it mean to brine meat before cooking it?
To crust the meat with salt
To soak the meat in saltwater
To cover the meat in foam which bakes into a crust
To dry the surface of the meat by basting it with a salty marinade
A chef visiting from Louisiana wants to showcase Southern American cooking by adding several specials to the menu using grits. What exactly are grits?
The hulls of corn kernels
Ground dried hominy
Ground dried rice
When cooking custard for a sauce or to make ice cream, it must be heated carefully so as not to curdle the eggs. Generally speaking, curdling begins to occur at about what temperature?
150 F / 66 C
175 F / 79 C
125 F / 52 C
200 F / 93 C
In the Cole Porter song, the chanteuse sings "If I invite a boy some night to dine on my fine Finnan haddie, I just adore his asking for more, but my heart belongs to daddy." What is Finnan Haddie?
Fish, rice and hardboiled eggs in a curry sauce
A thick soup of fish, potatoes and onions
Ground chicken patties
Chef wants to serve couscous with a Moroccan lamb stew she has in mind. She asks you to fetch the big couscousier from the storage closet. For what sort of thing are you searching?
A tall metal soup pot with a vented lid to allow steam to escape
A shallow North African cooking dish made of earthenware with a tall conical earthenware lid
A two-chambered lidded metal pot, one atop the other, with myriad tiny holes perforating the bottom of the top one
A fine wire-mesh strainer on a long wooden handle used to extract couscous from cooking broth
Poker hands are folded. Origami is folded. Failing businesses are folded. Sheep are folded. How does one fold together ingredients in the kitchen?
Mix gently by cutting down through the mixture with a spatula, lifting and smoothing it over the rest.
Beat together with a whisk to form an emulsion.
Combine in an electric stand mixer set on "fold."
Place alternating layers of the two ingredients in a bowl and then stir them together.
Quinoa is a grain-like seed crop which, at one time, sustained an entire civilisation. It was referred to, in the language of that culture, as "the mother of all grains." On which continent did quinoa originate and feed so many people?
Yertle is a turtle, according to Doctor Seuss. Myrtle is fertile, according to her OB/GYN. But what is a "spurtle"?
A vase-shaped pitcher, formerly made of clay but now available in plastic
A Dutch instrument used to mix hot drinking chocolate
A Scots kitchen utensil used to stir oatmeal
A plant occurring in the Southern Hemisphere, the roots and leaves of which are edible
One's heartbeat can be felt in one's pulse. In 1995, Pink Floyd released an album called "Pulse." Physicists call a disturbance which moves through a medium a pulse. What is the culinary meaning of the word "pulse"?
Legumes which are seeds produced in pods
The edible seeds of the pasqueflower, Anemone Pulsatilla
The heart tissue of any animal
The tails of fish
Politicians frequently want to clarify their remarks. Which of the following is not normally clarified in the kitchen?
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Compiled Jun 28 12