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Braised - Browned in a small amount of fat.


Braising - A combination cooking method in which foods are first browned in hot fat, then covered and slowly cooked in a small amount of liquid over low heat. Also, Braising is also referred to cooking method 1) The food item is browned and then cooked covered in a small amount of liquid. 2) The cooking of unbrowned vegetables slowly in a small amount of liquid.


Bran - Is the tough outer layer of a cereal grain and the part highest in fibre.


Breaded / Breading - Coating a food item with bread or crumbs. Such food items are then usually fried, baked or broiled.

Synonyms - Breading

Brigade - A system of staffing a kitchen so that each worker is assigned a set of specific tasks, such tasks are often related by cooking method, equipment or the types of foods being produced.


Brioche (bree-ohsh) - Is a rich yeast bread containing large amounts of eggs and butter.


Broil / Broiling - The cooking of a food item with radiant heat.

Synonyms - Broiling

Broth -  Is a flavourful liquid obtained from the long simmering of meats and/ or vegetables.

Brown Stew

Brown Stew - A kind of stew in which the meat is first browned in hot fat.

Brown stock

Brown stock - Is a richly coloured stock made of chicken, veal, beef or game bones along with vegetables. All of these items are caramelized before they are simmered in water with seasonings.

Buffet service

Buffet service - Assortments of foods attractively arranged for serlf-service by the guest.


Buffing: To smooth the floor with a low speed floor polishing.


Burnishing: Polishing the floor with a high speed floor machine to achieve an extremely high gloss.

Butter Cream

Butter Cream Icing - A combination of powdered sugar and /or sugar syrup with butter and/or shortening and possibly other ingredients to form an icing. 

Synonyms - Icing

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