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Gourmet Glossary: T

Tabasco Sauce:  A hot, spicy sauce made from vinegar and red chili peppers. Taco: In Spanish means a sandwich made with a tortilla. Like a [...]

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Gourmet Glossary: U

Ugli Fruit: A hybrid of grapefruit, orange and tangerine. Umami: Fifth element of taste. Umami is the Japanese word for “delicious” or “savory” but is [...]

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Gourmet Glossary: V

Vanilla Pod: The fragrant dried pods of the vanilla orchid, used as a flavoring. Veal Oscar: Classic Swedish dish. Traditional preparation for Veal Oscar has veal [...]

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Gourmet Glossary: W

Waldorf Salad: Also called Waldorf Astoria Salad. A classic American fruit salad that usually consists of apples, lemon juice, celery, walnuts, and mayonnaise. Walnut: A rain shaped [...]

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Gourmet Glossary: X

XXX, XXXX, 10X: An indicator on a box of confectioners' sugar of how many times it has been ground. The higher the number of X's the [...]

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Gourmet Glossary: Y

Yam: The round or elongated edible tuber with a number of varieties. Yeast: A raising agent. Yeast is a fungus (saccharomyces cerevisae) which ferments sugars to produce [...]

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Gourmet Glossary: Z

Zander: A large fresh-water fish with firm flesh. Zinfandel wine: A red wine grape that seemed to be indigenous to California for many years. It is now [...]

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