Food Preparation Terms


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Brushing a food with a liquid such as butter or cooking juices is known as _____.

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1. You want to instruct your assistant to cut food into thin, stick-like pieces. What do you tell him to do to the food?

2. Creating a smooth mixture of cauliflower, for example, is known as creating a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Quiz yourself on food preparation terms with these multiple-choice assessments. You'll be responsible for answering questions on topics like the term for brushing a food with butter or another cooking liquid and the process of cutting food into thin, stick-like pieces.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will assess you on these main points:

  • Term for creating a smooth mixture of food
  • Requirements for flambéing a food
  • What it means to 'render' something

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the 'rendering' of a food
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what it means to brush a food with butter or a cooking liquid and the word for creating a smooth mixture out of a food
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term for cutting food into thin, stick-like pieces

Additional Learning

For more information on cooking vocabulary, you can review the lesson titled Food Preparation Terms. Terms for these areas will be addressed:

  • A mixture of ingredients
  • Stirring ingredients together
  • Cooking something until it's brown on the outside
  • Caramelize, clarify and deglaze
  • Simmer, pare and poach
  • Reconstitute, rehydrate and sauté