Cooking dictionary

Check our cooking dictionary for information on herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits, cooking tools and cooking terminology.
 



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Acorn squash

Acorn squash is an acorn shaped squash widely available in the family of small sized winter squashes. Weighing 1 to 2 pounds, this squash is rich in calcium. When bying an... read more...

Allspice

Allspice is a round berry from the evergreen pimento tree, about 1 cm in diameter. It looks very similar to the pepper berry. The name comes from the fact that it tastes like a combina... read more...

Anejo

Anejo is the aged version of queso fresco.

Anise

Anise is an annual culinary herb, mainly grown for its licorice-flavored fruits, called aniseed. It is is widely used for flavoring curries, breads, soups, cakes, nonalcoh... read more...

Apple cider vinegar

See vinegar.

Apricot

Apricot is the fruit of the apricot tree, classified with the plum. It looks similar to a peach with its color ran... read more...

Artichoke

Artichoke or globe artichoke is a perennial vegetable, originating in the Meditteranean area. Their peak seaso... read more...

Asadero

Asadero is a soft Mexican cheese that is used a lot in making quesadillas. It is usually available in slices and because it melts well, it is a good choice for nachos... read more...

Asiago

Asiago is a cheese, similar to Parmesan and... read more...

Asparagus

Asparagus is a vegetable used from the very early times in cooking due to its delicate aroma and diuretic properties. It comes in green or white colors and is one of the healthies... read more...