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Tempe Fermented soy beans, like tofu. Used in Indonesian cooking. Quite a distinct taste, as opposed to tofu. Also spelled tempeh.
Teppanyaki cooking Japanese cooking on a grill.
tofu Also know as bean curd, white tofu is made from curdled soy milk. Popular in Asian cooking, tofu itself has a mild nutty flavor but will readily take on the flavor of the food in which it is cooked.
tripolini Small, bow tie shaped pasta.
truss Term used to describe technique of sewing or wrapping a roast or poultry with string to keep it compact and secure for cooking.
tulipe French term for a thin cookie that has ruffled edges. These are typically crispy and used as edible dishes for ice cream or fruit.
tureen Deep-sided, covered dishes used in serving soups and stews at the table.
tutti-frutti Refers to Italian preserve made from mixed, diced fruits in sugar and brandy. Also considered as fruity flavoring in gums and candies.
udo Japanese vegetable of the ginseng family. Asparagus like, it's used raw in salads or cooked for soups and other dishes.
varak Extremely thin sheets of gold or silver that are applied to food to add rich coloring. Flavorless and odorless the sheets can be found in Indian markets.

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