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Category Archives: What in the Heck Does That Mean? Cooking Terms

Charcuterie and Salumi

Charcuterie  (said like” shar-coot-a-ree”) is a huge trend with foodies and cooking geeks right now. It’s kind of a weird sounding word. It’s basically the French art of making cured … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Salt Pig

My sister-in-law bought my mother-in-law a beautiful (and in my opinion the most valuable) piece of kitchen equipment called a salt pig. My MIL wasn’t quite sure what it was. A salt pig … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Butter Bell

A butter bell is the number one on my wish list of kitchen tools. A butter bell is also known as a French butter dish. It is designed to keep … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck does that Mean? Herbes de Provence

In the spirit of our last what in the heck does that mean post, since I mentioned herbes de Provence, I thought I should explain what they are and what … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? A la Provençal

A la Provençal is another fancy pants cooking term with a simple meaning. It is French for “in the style of Provence.” Provence in a region in the south of … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Mise en Place

I’ve been hearing the term mise en place being thrown out around there on cooking blogs and message boards lately. But, it’s a fancy chef’s term and not everyone knows … Continue reading

January 2, 2012 · Leave a comment