Today is one of my best friend ever’s birthday!! Happy day to you Shannon! Let’s celebrate with the list of Culinary Word A Day’s…

Figgy Pudding – a European style pudding resembling a white Christmas pudding containing figs or raisins. It maybe be baked, steamed, boiled or fried.

Hard-ball stage – in candy making (250-265 degrees) at this stage syrup forms thick, ropy threads as it drips from a spoon.

Mescal – a colourless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented sap of agave plants.

Nonpareil – a coloured bead of sugar used as a topping on cakes and candies. Also a chocolate drop covered with white sugar beads.

Cheese Plane – a cheese slicer invented in 1925 by Thor Bjorklund a carpenter from Norway.

Ginseng – the aromatic root of a Chinese plant. It is believed to have medicinal powers.

Primal Cut – a piece of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering. Different countries and cultures make these cuts in different ways. the American primal cuts for beef include: chuck, rib, short loin, round, shank.

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A steamed veggie make over from Mostly Eating!

Chefs cooking with rockers… cool.

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