Ullage, French term for a
not fully filled wine bottle, due to leakage through the
Umami - The fifth primary
element of taste, accompanying yet independent of sweet,
sour, salty, and bitter. Known as the taste associated
with glutamate and monosodium glutamate, umami is the
Japanese word for 'delicious' or 'savory' but is
regarded as broth-like or meaty tasting in Western
cultures. The umami taste is most common in Asian foods,
soups and stews, mushrooms, tomatoes and aged meats and
Unagi, Japanese for Eel.
Underdone, Not thoroughly
done or cooked through.
Uovo, Italian for Egg.
Upside-down cake, A cake
that is baked with its topping or filling on the bottom
of the pan then turned over before serving.
Uva Spina, Italian for
Uva, Italian for Grapes.
Uval, French term for "about
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.