'glossaries' on Serious Eats

The Serious Eats Doughnut Glossary

What's been unexpectedly interesting to me in all the doughnut reading and tasting we've been doing in preparation for National Doughnut Day (June 1) has been all the attendant terminology. So when Serious Eats overlord Ed Levine suggested I compile a doughnut glossary, I jumped in. With all the geographical differences and regional nomenclature, the task was almost as difficult as picking a perfect dozen. But here is a doughnut glossary of sorts. Consider it a work in progress, to be amended with suggestions from readers of all regions. doughnut: First things first, a doughnut is a sweet deep-fried piece of ring-shape dough or batter. Though technically not doughnuts, those that are flattened spheres injected with jam, jelly, or custard... More

A Dictionary of French Cooking Terms

Food critic and cookbook author Patricia Wells put together a downloadable version of her FrenchEnglish Food Glossary, to make eating in France less of a guessing game for those who don't speak French. "In preparing this glossary," she says, "I have tried to limit the list to contemporary terms, making this a practical guide for today's traveler in France. Translations are generally offered for those dishes, foods, and menus, in markets, expressions or terms phrases one is most likely to encounter on menus and in shops. I have also added regional terms one might not find explained elsewhere." The glossary is available as a Microsoft Word .doc and an Adobe .pdf, so pick the format you like most, and print... More

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