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Good Cooking's Food & Cooking Dictionary

(I) Definitions

(im Ofen) gebacken, German for Baked.

Ika, Japanese for Squid.

In the weeds, Restaurant slang for it's too busy and I can't keep up with the work, I'm behind schedule.

Indian Pudding, A New England dessert made with cornmeal, milk, eggs and molasses.

Indivia, Italian for Endive.

Infuse, To flavor a liquid with one or more other flavors by steeping the liquid with the other ingredients and then straining it. Tea is a perfect example of infusing a liquid with the flavor of tea leaves.

Insalata, Italian for Salad.

Ipoglosso, Italian for Halibut.

Irish Stew, A stew made with lamb, onions, white stock, parsley and potatoes.  The stew is almost white in color.

Italian Parsley, Another name for flat leaf parsley.

Special thanks to my late mother Julia Rauscher Vyhnanek for her food knowledge which  was the source for many of the definitions.  She was a retired school teacher who was a real "Foodie"!  If it were not for her, I many not have become a Chef.

rev. 10/16

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