Glossary

Extracts

The distilled essential oils from plant materials, which are then dissolved in alcohol. Common examples are vanilla and almond.

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Fell

A thin membrane that covers the fat on a cut of meat. To remove, use a sharp knife to loosen the fell and peel off.

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Fillets

Taken from the side of the fish and are boneless. They may or may not be skinless.

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Flake

To separate foods into small pieces. The term is frequently used when describing the doneness.

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Flatfish

Have both eyes on top of a flat body. Flounder, sole, turbot and halibut are flatfish. Generally flatfish are sold as fillets, but halibut is typically sold as steaks.

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Flavorings

Chemical compounds that replicate the flavor of a particular food or plant and do not originate from the plant material. Common examples are maple, banana and coconut.

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Flute

To make a V-shape or scalloped edge on pie crust with thumb and fingers.

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Fold

A method of mixing to combine light or delicate ingredients such as whipped cream or egg whites with other ingredients without beating. A rubber spatula is used to gently cut down through the…

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Food Coloring

Used to tint foods and is available in liquids, gels or pastes.

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Free Range or Free Roaming

The poultry was not confined to a chicken house but was allowed outside to forage for food.

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