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caramelize A cooking technique of topping a dish with sugar and then melting the sugar with high heat. This is the technique used to make creme brulee.
carpaccio Italian dish of raw beef, very thinly sliced, drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil, and topped with capers and onions.
cassata A traditional Italian dessert, typically made with sponge cake enclosing a ricotta-chocolate filling.
caster suger Also spelled castor sugar is the British equivalent for superfine sugar. It dissolves easily and can be used for such things as making meringues and sweetening cold liquids. It can be substituted for regular granulatd sugar cup for cup.
caul A fatty membrane taken from pig or sheep. It is used to wrap preparations, such as pate, and it melts while cooking.
cayenne Bright red, very hot chile pepper. Used to make cayenne pepper, or ground for soups and sauces.
celery A popular vegetable; stalks and leaves are used extensively in salads, appetizers, soups, and more. Originally considered a medicinal herb.
chalupa A corn tortilla shaped like a boat, fried, then filled like a taco.
chard A vegetable related to the beet, used for its leaves and stalks. High in iron, and vitamins A and C.
chaurice A Creole and Cajun sausage. Made from pork, and normally spicy. Served on its own, or in gumbos and jambalayas.

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