Terms & Useful Facts
Tsp = † Teaspoon
Tbsp = Tablespoon
Cup = A Unit of Measurement on a container designed for measuring.
††††††††††† A coffee mug is NOT a cup. Itís bigger!
Fifth =† A Booze Bottle Size
Lb = pound
Caramelize = cooking
something high in sugar content until it melts and changes the molecular
structure of the sugar.
Bite Size = As big as your thumb
Chopped = Little
smaller that bite size
Diced = Little
tiny cubes the size of your little fingernail
Pinch = Just that unless it
says big pinch.
Simmer = NOT BOILING.
The correct oven temperature
for baking or roasting just about anything is 350 degrees.
Baking surrounds the item
with heat, cooking it evenly.
Broiling heats the top of the
item being cooked. Itís great for steaks, chops, chicken, and hamburgers.
Always use a rack or slotted broiling pan when broiling so the grease and fats
that leave the meat donít catch on fire. It is also healthier.
DONíT USE WATER TO PUT OUT A
Use a fire extinguisher or
Read a recipe through BEFORE
you start to make it.
Measure out all your
ingredients into separate containers before hand.
Dirty as many kitchen items
as necessary; after all, the chef NEVER has to do the dishes.
Always cook for at least one
other person and be sure to mention the above rule.