Glossary

Here is a list of some words and terms relating to Bay Area Restaurants!

Bone Marrow: The bone marrow of animals is widely used by humans as food. It consists of yellow marrow contained in long bones. There is also red marrow, this contains more nutrients than yellow marrow.

Jambalaya:  A dish of Louisiana origin of Spanish and French influence. It consists of meat and vegetables mixed with rice.

Sauté:  To brown or cook a food quickly over fairly high heat using a small amount of fat in an open, shallow pan.

Braise:  To fry (food) lightly and then stew it slowly in a closed container.

Burmese Food:  Famous dish of mohinga, a bowl of rice noodles covered in a fish based soup and sprinkled with deep fried fritters.

Pho:  Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily made with either beef or chicken.

Happy Hour:  Marketing term for a period of time in which a venue such as a restaurant, bar, bowling alley, stadium  offers discounts on alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine, cocktails, and speciality food items.

Signature Dish:  A recipe that identifies an individual chef. Ideally it should be unique and allow an informed gastronome to name the chef in a blind tasting. It can be thought of as the culinary equivalent of an artist finding their own style, or an author finding their own voice.

Cuisine:  Style of cooking characterized by distinctive ingredients, techniques, and dishes, and usually associated with a specific culture or geographic region.

Chef: Professional cook, typically the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel.

Bistro:  Small restaurant or bar.

Grilled Cheese:  Sandwich generally made with one or more varieties of cheese on any sort of bread, such as flat bread or wheat bread, that may include spreads such as butter or mayonnaise.

French Toast:  Also known as eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights, or Torrija, is a dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried.

Sushi:  Japanese preparation and serving of specially prepared vinegared rice combined with varied ingredients such as chiefly seafood, vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits.

Burger:  A sandwich consisting of one or more cooked patties of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun. The patty may be pan fried, barbecued, or flame broiled.

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