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glossary of restaurant terms

mr mouther | Apr 18, 2009 10:57 AM

i'm looking for words like ganache, amuse bouche, confit, mousseline, etc. - the kind of stuff you see on menus, and that you hear chefs say on shows like 'top chef ' or 'iron chef' to describe their food, but isn't generally part of the non-restaurant world. I can't think of a good english-origin one, but i'm looking for an online list of special preparations/ techniques.

i've googled and found glossaries of food terms (and i own the herbst's food lover's companion) but nothing i find seems to deal with the kind of chef and restaurant specific talk i'm looking for (even the cheftalk.com glossary)

anyone else got any other ideas?
or feel free to list a term you think i might be looking for, and let me know what it means (i only need about ten or twelve - it's for a song)
thanks!

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