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blackened A cooking technique made famous by Louisiana chef Paul Prudhomme. Meat or fish is usually seasoned with a cajun spice mixture and then cooked in a cast iron skillet that has been heated almost red hot. This technique gives the food an extra crispy crust and sears in the juices. It is also guaranteed to set off your smoke detector--unless the battery is dead.
blanch A cooking technique of placing food into boiling water for a short time, then in cold water to stop cooking.
blanquette A French term for creamy stew made of veal, chicken, or lamb, mushrooms and whole small white onions.
blend To mix 2 or more ingredients together with a spoon, whisk, or electric blender until combined.
blintz A very thin pancake, rolled around a filling and sauteed until golden brown.
bockwurst A German sausage made with ground veal and herbs.
boiling To boil refers to heating a liquid until bubbles for and break at the surface, commonly 212 degrees for water at sea level. A rolling boil is one that can't be slowed by stirring.
Bolognese A cooking style named after Bologna, Italy, in which dishes are served with a thick meat and vegetable sauce made with wine and milk or cream. A ragu is a fypical Bolognese sauce.
bone When used as a cooking verb, it means to remove the bones.
borscht A Russian or Polish soup made with beef stock, beets, and other vegetables or meat. Traditionally topped with sour cream. Served hot or cold.

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