Glossary

Hard Cheeses

Aged cheeses that have a hard, dry texture.

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Headspace

An area left unfilled between the top of the food in a home canning jar or freezer container and the bottom of the lid.

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Hen or Tom Turkey

Indicates whether the turkey was female (hen) or male (tom). Tom turkeys are usually larger than hen turkeys. A hen or tom turkey should be equally tender.

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Hull

To remove the green stem and leaves of strawberries.

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Husk

To remove the outer leaves from an ear of corn.

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Ice

To spread a thin frosting over cakes or cookies.

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Indirect Heat

To cook foods on an outdoor grill over a drip pan with the coals banked (or other heat source) on one or both sides of the drip pan. Indirect heat is used for cooking larger cuts of meat or less…

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Instant Rice

Has been precooked, dehydrated and packaged and takes just minutes to prepare.

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Jelly Roll

A dessert made by spreading a filling of jelly, cream or whipped cream over a sponge cake baked in a 15-inch x 10-inch x 1-inch pan and rolling into a log. Jelly-roll style is used when any food…

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Julienne

To cut foods into long, thin matchstick shapes about 2 inches long and 1/8 inch thick.

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