A thick sauce mixture made from milk, butter and flour using the roux method is known as a panada.
A term from the cooking dictionary which means to partly cook, in order to soften a food item. Potatoes are often parboiled before putting them in a pan to roast them.
To thinly peel vegetables, or citrus fruits such as lemons, using a sharp knife or vegetable peeler.
A substance in fruit and vegetables which enables jams or jellies made from them to set.
The pith is the white covering, found just inside the rind, of citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons. When you grate lemon rind you only remove the colored area and discard the white pith.
Lemons, showing the pith and zest
Another word for dried peas, beans and lentils. They are an excellent source of protein for vegetarians. They can also be bought in tins, which means they do not have to be soaked before cooking, a real time saver.
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