|bechamel sauce ||A French white sauce made with milk and a roux
of butter and flour. A thin sauce is made
with 1 tbsp each butter and flour to 1 cup of
milk. For medium sauce, use 2 tbsp each, and
for a thick sauce, use 3 tbsp each. |
|beef tartare ||Finely chopped, high quality beef, seasoned with
salt, pepper, and herbs, and served raw. |
|beignet ||New Orleans pastry, deep fried and served with
powdered sugar, like a fritter. A savory beignet
may be made with herbs. |
|bell pepper ||The best known of American sweet peppers it belongs to the Capsicum family like the chile pepper but is mild, sweet flavored and crisp.
Though most often bright green, there are also red, yellow, orange, purple and brown varieties. They may be used in cooking or eaten raw, with seeds and stems removed. |
|Bellini ||Italian drink made with champagne and peach nectar. |
|beni shoga ||Ginger root pickled with sweet vinegar and colored
red. Often served with sushi in thin slices.
Also known as gari. |
|berbere ||Ethiopian spice blend used in stews and soups. |
|besan ||Indian flour made from ground, dried chickpeas.
Used as a thickener, and in doughs and noodles.
Highly nutritious. |
|betty ||Baked pudding made from sugar, spices, fruit,
butter, and breadcrumbs. Very old, colonial
American dessert, though Betty Rubble was
much older still. |
|beurre blanc ||French sauce, meaning "white butter". Made with
wine, vinegar, and shallots reduced over heat,
into which butter is whisked until the sauce is
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