Double boiler: used to gently melt chocolate
and cook heat-sensitive foods like custards, a double boiler is a
two-pot cooking vessel where one pot nests inside another. Water
simmers in the bottom pot, heating the pot above.
lettuce related to endive. Escarole has large leaves like romaine and
has green curly edges with a white center rib. Eaten raw or cooked,
escarole has a slightly bitter flavor.
Fennel: a bulb-like
vegetable with a white base and green, celery-like stalks with
feathery fronds. All parts of the plant can be eaten, although the
bulb is the most popular. Fennel adds a light licorice flavor to
dishes when either cooked or eaten raw.
Fines herbes: [FEEN erb], a
classic French mixture of minced herbs, traditionally chervil, chives,
parsley and tarragon.
Goat cheese: a white cheese made from
goat's milk with a distinct tangy flavor. Young goat cheeses are soft
and creamy; those that have been aged tend to be firmer and a bit more
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