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"De gustibus non est disputandum"
(there is no disputing about tastes)
Michael Thorne Executive Chef,
Atomic Gourmet
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The following sections deal with various lists of culinary terms, food items, lists of widely used ingredients, and comprehensive descriptions of specific dishes and their origins.

  • Cooking terms - Commonly used phrases and jargon heard in professional kitchens.
  • Food Definitions - Individual food items with a brief description of each.
  • Beverage terms - Beers, wines, spirits, and liquors consumed alone and used in cooking with a description of each item.
  • Gastronomy - A listing of various dishes and their origins.
  • Tools of the trade - A listing of utensils and equipment used in the professional kitchen.
  • Food Storage Chart - Proper food storage guidelines.
  • Measurement Tables- A breakdown and equivalence of commonly used measurements.


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