Menu Glossary of Terms
Hearts, bud of large plant from thistle family, tough petal shaped leaves, remove and dip in butter or sauce, draw base of leaf through your teeth to remove soft portion. Discard prickly choke and meaty button can be eaten.
Topped with cheese or breadcrumbs with butter and baked browned till crispy.
Shallot white wine reduction, cold butter whisk till thick and smooth, classic French sauce.
Whole or skim milk, unripened cheese
Celeriac, root of special celery grown only for its root, cross between strong celery and parsley, sept to may.
Usually pork, goose or duck, salted then cooked slowly in its own rendered fat, after cooking can store in its fat
covered in fridge up to 6 months.
Broth with mirepoix, bouquet garni, wine, lemon juice, poaching liquid
Red currant jelly, port, orange and lemon zest.
Espagnole and stock reduced by ½ with Madiera or Sherry or wine.
Finely chopped mushroom, shallots, herbs slowly cooked in butter
until forms a paste.
Cigar shaped yellow, slight bitter, grows in complete darkness to prevent green, peak from Nov-April
Milder then endive and chicory, Peak June to October
Thick chunky stew sautéed in butter
Italian omelette, not folded and mixed with egg, cooked slowly over low heat
Minced parsley, lemon peel and garlic sprinkled on osso bucco.
Ham leg seasoned salt cured and air dried, sliced very see through thin,.
French region Provence, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, zucchini, garlic, herbs, simmered in olive oil.
Thick rich flavoured stew
Arborio rice, hot stock incorporating, 1/2C at a time, till rich and creamy and but rice is still firm to tooth
Thin slice of meat rolled around stuffing, browned and braised.
Yellow orange stigma of a small purple crocus, each flower only 3 stigmas, picked by hand and dried.
Tiny noodles or dumplings, flour, egg milk, forced through colander or pipe bag, add to soup, sautéed and flavoured.
Whole cows milk, 4-6 months to ripen, poke holes to encourage penicillin growth, mellow cheddar like quality pungency of blue cheese, slightly crumbly.