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Food Glossary

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Bain-Marie

A bain-marie is a large pan of hot or boiling water in which smaller pans may be set to cook food slowly, or to keep food warm.

Bar Blender

A heavy duty blender usually with an extra- wide glass jar and 7 different speeds. It also has a strong sealed lid and a sturdy base.

Bastilla

A traditional Moroccan savory pie made with pigeon. A typical recipe features layers of pigeon (or chicken), eggs and crushed almonds encased in phyllo pastry, all topped with cinnamon and powdered sugar.

Bento Box

A Japanese inspired lunch box filled with an assortment of highly flavoured foods. Western restaurants have used the Bento Box idea as appetizers.

Black Tea

Produced by withering, rolling and fermenting fresh tea leaves. This process breaks down natural enzymes in the plant and discolours the originally green leaves. The leaves are then dried; and carmelized sugars are added. Black teas contain antioxidants believed to have health benefits. Some examples: Orange Pekoe, English Breakfast and Earl Grey.

Brassica

A plant from the mustard family. Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts fall into this category.

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