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à la minute
french for "to order"
au
french for with
agneau
french for lamb
au jus
a French term for roasted meats, poultry, or game served with their natural, unthickened juices
ballottine
a charcuterie item similar to a galantine; it is usually made by stuffing a deboned poultry leg with a forcemeat then poaching or braising it
baumkuchen
a traditional German Christmas cake composed of many thin rings or layers coated with a chocolate glaze; it is designed to resemble a tree trunk
allumette
match stick cut, usually of potatoes; or any of various puff pastry items made into thin strips
au sec
french for almost dry
bar
French for bass (perch)
à la
french for in the manner or style of; used in relation to a food, it designates a style of preparation or presentation
ail
french for garlic
avec
french for with
bain marie
a hot water bath used to cook foods gently or to keep cooked foods hot; also known as a water bath; a container for holding foods in a hot water bath
basilic
french for basil
à la carte
a menu on which each food and beverage item is listed and priced separately; foods cooked to order, as opposed to foods cooked in advance and held for later service
asperges
french for asparagus
baba
a light, rich polish yeast cake studded with raisins and soaked in rum syrup; it is traditionally baked in individual cylindrical molds, giving the finished product a mushroom shape
baked meringueh
any of various meringue mixtures that are baked until dry
bâtonnet
foods cut into a matchstick cut of 1/4" x 1/4" x 2"
beignet
French for fritter and used to describe a crisp, puffy, deep fried New Orleans pastry similar to a doughnut