Christmas Recipes
This dictionary of culinary terms and food glossary makes it easy to find information on specfic foods, dishes, cooking methods, and recipes. Information is listed by keyword.

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Wafflea light, thin batter cake baked in a special grill called a waffle iron. Basic batter is the same as for pancakes.
Warmto heat a food using a very low temperature of approximately 105*F to 115*F (40*C to 45*C).
Washto apply a liquid to the surface of an object to remove dirt; often a cleansing agent is added to the liquid; the process may not kill microorganisms.
Water BathThe French call this cooking technique bain-marie . It consists of placing a container (baking pan, bowl, souffléish, etc.) of food in a large, shallow pan of warm water, which surrounds the food with gentle heat. The food may be cooked in this manner either in an oven or on top of a range. This technique is designed to cook delicate dishes such as custards, sauces and mousses without breaking or curdling them. It can also be used to keep cooked foods warm.
Water Biscuita crisp cracker that is unseasoned and goes well with cheese and butter and consommé Water Chestnut
Watercressa green leafy little plant that grows only in running water, and has peppery leaves prized by epicures for salads and garnishes.
Watermelonthe fruit of a water plant (genus Trapa) native to Southeast Asia; has a brownish-black skin, ivory to tan flesh, crisp texture and slightly sweet, nutty flavor; used in various Asian cuisines.
Waterzooia rich Belgian chicken or fish soup made with wine.
Wax Beana yellow version of the green bean; has a slightly waxier pod.
Weightthe mass of heaviness of a substance; weight measurements are commonly expressed as grams (metric) ounces and pounds (U.S. and Imperial).
Whipto mix ingredients quickly and vigorously using a beater or whisk to incorporate air, to increase volume and to lighten the mixture.
Whiskin cooking, a tool made of wire loops used for beating.
White Chocolatea candy made from cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids and flavoring; because it contains no chocolate liquor it is usually labeled white confectionary bar or coating; it can be eaten as a candy or used in confections and pastries.
Wild Ricethe grain of a reed-like aquatic plant (Zizania aquatica) unrelated to rice; grown in the United States and Canada. The grains are long, slender and black, with a distinctive earthy, nutty flavor; available in three grades
Woka round bowl-shaped metal cooking utensil of Chinese origin used for stir-frying and steaming (with rack inserted) of various foods.
Workin cooking, this means to knead or mix gently with the fingers. Xés
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