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Vacuum Packaging: A food preservation method in which fresh or cooked food is placed in an airtight container (usually plastic); virtually all air is removed through a vacuum process, thus sealing the container and eliminating the environment necessary to sustain the growth of certain...
Variety Meats: The edible organs and other portions of a mammal; includes the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, pancreas, thymus, tongue, stomach wall, hog intestines, testicles, spleen, oxtail and pig's feet.
Vegan: someone that refuses to consume any food produced or processed from animals. Season Availability Cultivation Production Varieties Purchasing Storage Culinary Uses Relevant Lessons Portion Size Pairings Substitutes Nutritional...
Vegetable Essence: A stock that can be made with any vegetable, but always bear in mind that some vegetables are very strong in flavor, such as any member of the onion family, celery and root vegetable like turnips and rutabagas. Nutritional Value USDA
There are two general uses of the word Greens in the kitchen. Most specifically Greens refer to the green leaves of edible green plants (Leafy Greens). More broadly, Greens can refer to all edible green-colored, non-sweet vegetative matter. Vegetable Greens is another name, a way to...
Culinary Uses Venting is the process of quickly chilling cooked foods, but is most typically used with stocks to cool them down and bring them quickly through The Food Danger Zone. Smart Kitchen covers Venting in detail in Lesson 8: Stocks Sauces & Soups, Topic 2: Stocks, Exercise 4:...
Nutritional Value USDA Gluten Free Yes Low Fat Yes Low Calorie Yes
Vine-Ripened: Fruit that has fully ripened on the vine, rather than being picked prematurely. Nutritional Value USDA
Viscera means all of the inner organs of the chest, abdomen and pelvis of the animal. They are also commonly referred to as the Innards or even as the guts. Viscera would include the liver, the spleen, the kidneys, the stomach, the intestines, the gizzard, the heart, the uterus, the...
Our Eyes Can Tell Us a Lot About How Our Product is Cooking, If We Know What to Look For and Where.
Volatile Oils are oils having the flavor or aroma of the plant or nut from which it comes. Volatile Oils are used in cooking to flavor dishes. They are often released with a small amount of heat, as in Sweating ingredients. Volatile Oils are typically rapidly evaporating and are often...