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Chopping, Mincing & Dicing

Chopping Chopping is a method of cutting vegetables, herbs or other food into small pieces. Make sure you have a knife about twice the size of the amount of food you are chopping. To begin, you?ll want to slice larger food, like a carrot, into smaller pieces. So take a sharp knife and hold the …

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Pots and Pans

A quick guide to which pots are best for some popular dishes Risotto For best results (for the risotto and for your pan) use an enameled cast iron pot. The bottom and sides must be thick, for long cooking. Boiling pasta Use a stockpot that can hold 4 quarts of water, not too heavy ? …

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Cooking Terms

Aerate: To incorporate air into ingredients to make them lighter. Al dente: “To the tooth,” in Italian. The pasta is cooked just enough to maintain a firm, chewy texture. Bake: To cook in the oven. Baste: To brush or spoon juices over meat during roasting, adding flavor and to prevent drying out. Batter: A mixture …

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Chopping, mincing & dicing

Chopping Chopping is a method of cutting vegetables, herbs or other food into small pieces. Make sure you have a knife about twice the size of the amount of food you are chopping. To begin, you?l want to slice larger food, like a carrot, into smaller pieces. So take a sharp knife and hold the …

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Ingredient Descriptions

Adobo: A sauce or paste made from a variety of ingredients that may include chiles, salt, vinegar, garlic, and herbs. Aioli: A simple mixture of garlic and mayonnaise. All-purpose flour: An all-around flour with a fine texture that comes either “bleached” or “unbleached”. Allspice: Usually used in ground form, allspice has a flavor like a …

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Cooking Terms

Aerate: To incorporate air into ingredients to make them lighter. Al dente: “To the tooth,” in Italian. The pasta is cooked just enough to maintain a firm, chewy texture. Bake: To cook in the oven. Baste: To brush or spoon juices over meat during roasting, adding flavor and to prevent drying out. Batter: A mixture …

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Tuscan Olive Oil

Homer once called it liquid gold. The Greek used to rub it on their body for good luck. The tree is a symbol of a peace offering. This history of olives and olive oils is long and diverse. In Tuscany it?s a staple agricultural product and an integral part of Tuscan cooking. A healthy alternative …

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Pots and Pans

A quick guide to which pots are best for some popular dishes Risotto For best results (for the risotto and for your pan) use an enameled cast iron pot. The bottom and sides must be thick, for long cooking. Boiling pasta Use a stockpot that can hold 4 quarts of water, not too heavy ?should …

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