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Food and Drink Preparation - Food Preparation Techniques - Mechanical

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Food and Drink Preparation
to cut
[verb]
to divide a thing into smaller pieces using a sharp object
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to dice
[verb]
to cut food into small cubes
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to grate
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to cut food into small pieces or shreds using a tool with sharp holes
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to julienne
[verb]
cut into long thin strips
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to mince
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to cut meat or other food into very small pieces, usually using a meat grinder or a sharp knife
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to peel
[verb]
to remove the skin or outer layer of something, such as fruit, etc.
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to shave
[verb]
cut closely
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chiffonade
[noun]
a technique in which herbs or leafy vegetables are finely sliced or shredded into thin, ribbon-like strips
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to knead
[verb]
to form and press dough or wet clay with the hands
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to mill
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to grind or crush something, especially grains or other materials, using a mechanical device or equipment
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to mix
[verb]
to combine different substances together to form one substance
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to blend
[verb]
to combine different substances together
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concasse
[noun]
a cooking technique that involves peeling, deseeding, and dicing tomatoes into small pieces
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to cream
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to make a substance smooth by beating or mixing
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dough sheet
[noun]
a flattened piece of dough used as a base for various baked goods or pastries
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to dredge
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to coat or cover food, typically with flour or breadcrumbs, before cooking
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egg wash
[noun]
a mixture of beaten eggs and liquid used to brush onto the surface of dough or other baked goods before baking to give them a shiny and golden finish
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to engastrate
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to stuff one food item inside another
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to garnish
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to make food look more delicious by decorating it
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to juice
[verb]
to extract liquid from fruits, vegetables, or other sources, typically by pressing or squeezing
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to shuck
[verb]
remove the shucks from maize or shellfish
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to skim
[verb]
to remove a thin layer or substance from the surface of a liquid or object
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to stuff
[verb]
to fill meat or vegetables with a mixture of different ingredients
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to tenderize
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to make meat softer and easier to eat or cut by treating it in a specific way
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to zest
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to add flavor or enhance the taste of food by adding citrus peel or other aromatic ingredients
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to French
[verb]
cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking
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to curry
[verb]
to flavor food with a mix of spices commonly used in Indian cuisines
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to rustle up
[verb]
to hastily create a meal, typically using whatever ingredients are available
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to scramble
[verb]
to mix an egg yolk with its egg whites and then cook it, usually with milk or butter
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to sweeten
[verb]
to make something taste sweeter
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to whip up
[verb]
to make food very quickly
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to beat
[verb]
to repeatedly mix something using a spoon, fork, etc.
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to bone
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to remove the bones from meat, fish, or poultry, often to make it easier to cook or eat
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to butcher
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to kill and prepare animals, typically for food
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to butter
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to spread a smooth, creamy substance on something, usually using a knife
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to carve
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to cut a piece of cooked meat into smaller pieces
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to blitz
[verb]
to process food quickly in a blender, food processor, or similar appliance
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to chip
[verb]
to break a small piece off something
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to churn
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to vigorously stir cream until it transforms into butter
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to clean
[verb]
remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
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to core
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to remove the central part or the most essential elements from something
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to cube
[verb]
cut into cubes
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to deseed
[verb]
to remove seeds from fruits, vegetables, or other foods
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to dress
[verb]
decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods
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to drizzle
[verb]
to pour a thin, fine stream of liquid (such as sauce, oil, or syrup) over food
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to flake
[verb]
to break or separate into small, thin pieces, usually using a fork or fingers
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to fold in
[verb]
to mix one ingredient gently and carefully into a thick or dense mixture or ingredient, preserving their respective textures or consistencies
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to gut
[verb]
remove the guts of
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to hull
[verb]
to remove the outer covering or husk from a seed or grain
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to joint
[verb]
separate (meat) at the joint
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to ladle
[verb]
put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
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to mash
[verb]
to crush food into a soft mass
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to pare
[verb]
strip the skin off
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to pepper
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to sprinkle or cover something with small particles or grains, typically in a rapid and scattered manner
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to pipe
[verb]
to create decorative patterns or designs by forcing a semi-solid mixture, such as whipped cream or dough, through a nozzle or pastry bag with a specific shape
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to pit
[verb]
to remove the pit or stone from a fruit
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to pluck
[verb]
to pull out the feathers of a dead bird in order to prepare it for cooking
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to pod
[verb]
take something out of its shell or pod
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to prepare
[verb]
to cook food for eating
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to press
[verb]
to force the juice out of fruit or vegetables by squeezing them
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to salt
[verb]
to add salt to food or another substance in order to enhance its flavor
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to scale
[verb]
to adjust or modify something according to a specific rate, standard, or size
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to scrape
[verb]
cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
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to season
[verb]
to add spices or salt to food to make it taste better
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to seed
[verb]
to remove the seeds from a fruit or vegetable
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to shell
[verb]
remove from its shell or outer covering
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to shred
[verb]
to cut something into very small pieces
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to sift
[verb]
separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
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to skin
[verb]
to remove the outer layer or covering from something
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to spice up
[verb]
to add flavor to something, typically by incorporating flavorful ingredients
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to spread
[verb]
to put a layer of a smooth or soft substance over a surface
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to stir
[verb]
to move a spoon, etc. around in a liquid or other substance to completely mix it
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to stone
[verb]
remove the pits from
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to top and tail
[phrase]
to remove the tops and tails or ends of something, such as trimming the stems and leaves from vegetables
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to toss
[verb]
to mix or agitate ingredients in a light, gentle manner by lifting and turning them with a utensil or by shaking or swirling them in a container
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to truss
[verb]
tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
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to whip
[verb]
to mix ingredients with a wire whisk or fork in cooking or baking to achieve a specific texture
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to whisk
[verb]
to beat or mix rapidly, typically with a utensil such as a whisk
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to whizz
[verb]
to blend or puree ingredients using a food processor or blender
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to filet
[verb]
to prepare or cut a piece of meat or fish into boneless, flat pieces, typically removing bones and skin in the process
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