Glossary Icon
Food Talk Glossary Food Talk Glossary

Enhance your food preparation knowledge!

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
beat
beat
To apply fast, constant motions using a wire whisk or fork.
blend
blend
To mix two or more ingredients thoroughly.
boil
boil
To cook in water that is boiling; bubbles will continually rise and break on the surface.
core
core
To remove the core and seeds of a fruit.
drain
drain
To pour off liquid.
mix
mix
To combine two or more ingredients.
sift
sift
To put one or more dry ingredients through a sieve or sifter.
simmer
simmer
To cook food over low heat in a liquid just below the boiling point; bubbles will form slowly but never reach the surface.
slice
slice
Cut (something, especially food) into slices.
spatula
spatula
An implement with a broad, flat, blunt blade, used for mixing and spreading things, especially in cooking and painting.
steam
steam
To cook food in a covered container using only a small amount of water.
stir
stir
To mix ingredients with a circular motion until well blended or of uniform consistency.
stir-fry
stir-fry
To fry small pieces of food quickly using only a small amount of oil and stirring with a tossing motion.