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bake
bake
bake - to cook in an oven.
To cook in an oven.
beat
beat
beat - to apply fast, constant motions using a wire whisk or fork.
To apply fast, constant motions using a wire whisk or fork.
blend
blend
blend - to mix two or more ingredients thoroughly.
To mix two or more ingredients thoroughly.
boil
boil
boil - to cook in water that is boiling; bubbles will continually rise and break on the surface.
To cook in water that is boiling; bubbles will continually rise and break on the surface.
chop
chop
chop - to cut into pieces with a knife or food processor.
To cut into pieces with a knife or food processor.
core
core
core - to remove the core and seeds of a fruit.
To remove the core and seeds of a fruit.
dice
dice
dice - to cut into small cubes.
To cut into small cubes.
drain
drain
drain - to pour off liquid.
To pour off liquid.
fork-tender
fork-tender
fork-tender - describes the doneness of a food when a fork can easily pierce the food.
Describes the doneness of a food when a fork can easily pierce the food.
knead
knead
knead - to mix dough by pushing and folding.
To mix dough by pushing and folding.
mince
mince
mince - to chop or cut into very small pieces.
To chop or cut into very small pieces.
mix
mix
mix - to combine two or more ingredients.
To combine two or more ingredients.
peel
peel
peel - to remove the outer covering of foods such as oranges or bananas.
To remove the outer covering of foods such as oranges or bananas.
rinse
rinse
rinse - to douse or drench in clean water as a final stage of washing.
To douse or drench in clean water as a final stage of washing.
saute
saute
saute - to brown or cook in a small amount of fat.
To brown or cook in a small amount of fat.
sift
sift
sift - to put one or more dry ingredients through a sieve or sifter.
To put one or more dry ingredients through a sieve or sifter.
simmer
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.
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
slice - cut (something, especially food) into slices.
Cut (something, especially food) into slices.
spatula
spatula
spatula - an implement with a broad, flat, blunt blade, used for mixing and spreading things, especially in cooking and painting.
An implement with a broad, flat, blunt blade, used for mixing and spreading things, especially in cooking and painting.
steam
steam
steam - to cook food in a covered container using only a small amount of water.
To cook food in a covered container using only a small amount of water.
stir
stir
stir - to mix ingredients with a circular motion until well blended or of uniform consistency.
To mix ingredients with a circular motion until well blended or of uniform consistency.
stir-fry
stir-fry
stir-fry - to fry small pieces of food quickly using only a small amount of oil and stirring with a tossing motion.
To fry small pieces of food quickly using only a small amount of oil and stirring with a tossing motion.
whip/whisk
whip/whisk
whip/whisk - to beat food such as cream, eggs or gelatin rapidly to incorporate air and increase volume.
To beat food such as cream, eggs or gelatin rapidly to incorporate air and increase volume.