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Food Glossary

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Calabrian Chilies

Sold by the jar these salty and spicy chilies are from Southern Italian.

Canapé

Means an "upholstered couch." It's a base of small pastry or a piece of toasted bread topped with a spread or some kind of savoury food.

Chapattis

Chapattis, or Indian Flat bread, are eaten all over India as an accompaniment to most meals – they really are a national bread. The art is in the shaping – a good chapatti should be perfectly round.

Chiffonade

A chopping technique by which herbs or leafy green vegetables are cut into long, thin strips. This is done by stacking leaves, rolling them tightly, then slicing the leaves perpendicular to the roll.

Chipotle Pepper

It is a smoked Jalapeño. Typically you can find them in Mexican sections of your grocery store and it is better if you find them dried whole because you can do so much more with them. If you get them completely dried and keep them that way, they should last for about 12 months.

Cilantro

A leafy herb commonly used in asian and indian cooking. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a perfumey taste and aroma, but it tastes "soapy" to some people.

Cotija Cheese

A firm, crumbly cheese made of cow's milk popular in Mexican and Latin dishes. Cotija cheese is used often because it's milder than feta or goat cheese and softens with heat but doesn't fully melt.

Craisin

Unlike their fresh counterpart, dried cranberries or "craisins" are naturally sweet enough to eat out of your hand.

Cuisinart

This is a brand name, but many use it as a synonym for food processor.

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