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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 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)

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