Do you get confused by the cooking terms and cooking techniques used in recipes?
This list of basic cooking words and methods will help you decipher any ingredient, cooking methods, utensils and cooking techniques that may appear in our recipes.
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Cooking Terms Explained
To make this easier for you, we have put together a glossary of cooking terms.
We tried to think of commonly used words and phrases and then defined them all.
These foodie terms often come from other languages like French and Italian and can be challenging to understand.
Learning the basics of common cooking terms will help you to interpret recipes, better understand the food you serve, and help with questions they have about unfamiliar terms.
Our dictionary of cooking words and cooking tips is provided to help you with those culinary related terms you may not be familiar with.
For newer cooks, this food dictionary is the perfect place to begin to understand those strange cooking terms and methods used in recipes.
More experienced cooks will find it valuable as well, when you come across a term or method and you’re not quite sure it means what you think it means.
This glossary of must know common cooking terms and lingo will ensure you are able to follow the most complicated recipes with ease.