March 31, 2010

Foodie Vocab #22 – Braise

Every week at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!

This week’s word is: Braise (verb). Pronounced: \bre-z\

Please choose the most appropriate definition for Braise:

a.) Adding liquid or flavoring to fruit.
b.) To cook by sautéing in fat and then simmering slowly in very little liquid.
c.) Slice or chop into very small pieces.
d.) Serve slightly cooked or almost raw.

If you chose b.) to cook by sautéing in fat and then simmering slowly in very little liquid, then you are correct!

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March 25, 2010

Foodie Vocab #21: Comfit

Every week at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!

This week’s word is: Comfit (noun). Pronounced: \kuhm-fit\

Please choose the most appropriate definition for Comfit:

a.) Garnished with fruit or vegetables that are cooked until tender in a seasoned liquid.
b.) Fold lightly into the batter.
c.) Confectionery consisting of dried fruits, nuts or spices coated with sugar candy.
d.) Served with fruits and nuts.

If you chose c.) Confectionery consisting of dried fruits, nuts or spices coated with sugar candy, then you are correct!

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November 13, 2009

Foodie Vocab #20: Au Poivre

Every Friday at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!

This week’s word is: au Poivre (adjective). Pronounced: \ō-ˈpwäv(rə)\

Please choose the most appropriate definition for au Poivre:

a.) Covered with bread crumbs or grated cheese and browned (as under a broiler).
b.) Garnished with fruit or vegetables that are cooked until tender in a seasoned liquid.
c.)
d.) Served with a generous amount of usually coarsely ground black pepper.

BONUS: Every week I choose definitions that resemble other foodie vocab words. For extra credit, identify the other definitions being used. Find the answers in next week’s foodie vocab!

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November 6, 2009

Foodie Vocab #19: Brioche

Every Friday at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!

This week’s word is: brioche (noun). Pronounced: brē-ˈōsh

Please choose the most appropriate definition for brioche:

a.) A light slightly sweet French bread made with a rich yeast dough.
b.) An egg-rich yeast-leavened bread that is usually braided or twisted before baking and is traditionally eaten by Jews on the Sabbath and holidays
c.) A brown crust formed on food that has been cooked au gratin; also : a dish so cooked
d.) A flaky confection of crushed sesame seeds in a base of syrup (as of honey)

BONUS: Every week I choose definitions that resemble other foodie vocab words – choose the right answer and then identify  what the other choices are describing in the comments and get extra credit!

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