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glucose A type of sugar used in commercial candies and frosting, baked good, soft drinks and other processed foods because it doesn't crystallize easily. also call dextroglucose or dextrose, check in a store that has a large cake decorating section or offers cake decorating classes.
guinness stout A brand of of strong dark beer which originated in the British Isles. It is made with dark-roasted barley and is more fragrant of hops than other types of beer.
half and half A blend of light cream and milk, which produces a cream with about 12% milk fat.
haricot vert Haricot vert is a fancy name for green beans or string beans.
hummus A Middle Eastern sauce or spread made from mashed cooked chickpeas or garbanzo beans and seasoned with lemon juice, garlic and oil. It is often served with pita bread for dipping.
Kirsch Kirsch or kirschwasser is an unsweetened distillate (liqueur) of fermented cherries having the flavor of fermented cherries and brandy.
margarine a butter substitute that is a blend of hydrogenated vegetable oils and other ingredients, as emulsifiers and vitamins. Also known as oleo in some areas.
orange water Orange water or orange flower water is a fragrant distillation of orange blossoms and used in flavoring baked goods and other sweet and savory dishes and in drinks such as a Ramos Gin Fizz. Look for it in the liquor section with things like grenadine and margarita salt.
parboil To partially cook food by boiling briefly in water. This may be done to longer cooking ingredients to make sure all ingredients are done at the same time such as in stir-fries.
passata Italian for mash or puree.

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