|calorie ||An energy unit of measure. It is defined as the
energy required to heat one gram of water by
one degree C. at sea level. Fat and alcohol
both have nearly twice the calories per unit
of weight than carbohydrates and proteins. |
|cambric tea ||An American beverage of milk, water, sugar, and
tea, served hot. |
|canape ||An appetizer or hors d'oeuvre of bread or
crackers with some savory topping. |
|cannelloni ||A large, tube-shaped pasta. They are generally
boiled, stuffed, and served with a sauce. |
|cannoli ||Italian dessert of deep fried pasta shells filled
with a sweet ricotta cheese mixture. |
|Canola oil ||This Canadian oil is made from the rapeseed.
Who'd want an oil named after the rapeseed?
It is low in saturated fat and high in
monounsaturated fat, making it a relatively
healthy oil. |
|capellini ||Thin pasta, slightly thicker than "angel hair"
|capers ||The flower but of a bush native to the Mediterranean and parts of Asia.
It is picked, dried and then pickled in a vinegar brine. After rinsing, capers add a piquancy to sauces and condiments or as a garnish to meats and vegetables. |
|cappuccino ||An Italian coffee beverage of expresso, a little
steamed milk, topped with steamed milk foam and
cocoa powder. |
|capsaicin ||The "heat" in chiles comes from this compound.
Most prevalent in the seeds and veins of the
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