|tart ||Pastry shell with shallow sides and no top crust that is filled with a savory or sweet filling. |
|Tempe ||Fermented soy beans, like tofu. Used in Indonesian cooking. Quite a distinct taste, as opposed to tofu.
Also spelled tempeh. |
|tempering ||Process of heating and cooling chocolate which improves the malleability and gloss. Typically used for chocolate candy dipping or decorations. |
|tempura ||Japenese style of batter dipped and deep fried fish or vegetables. |
|Teppanyaki cooking ||Japanese cooking on a grill. |
|Tex-Mex ||Food derived from the combined cultures of Texas and Mexico. Burritos, nachos and tacos are considered Tex-Mex dishes. |
|thyme ||Herb of the mint family that is native to southern Europe. It is a basic herb of the French cuisine where its minty, light-lemon aroma enhances vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, soups and cream sauces. |
|timbale ||Describes both the drum-shaped, high sided cooking mold and the custard, vegetable and meat casserole that is baked in the mold. |
|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. |
|tomatillo ||Similar to a small green tomato and from the same nightshade family, tomatillos are distinctive in their thin paper like covering. Typically used green they have a lemon herb flavor and are found in Southwestern and Mexican dishes. |
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