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Bailey
An Irish whisky cream liqueur
To bake
To cook in the oven. The terms baking and roasting are often used interchangeably, but roasting usually implies cooking at a higher temperature — at least at the beginning — to get the surface of the foods to brown.
To baste
To moisten food during cooking with pan drippings, sauce, or other liquid. Basting prevents foods from drying out.
Bavarois
This is an anglaise that is set with gelatine.
Beetroot purée
A puree made with beetroot, cream and port.
Beignet
Usually a bite size and deep fried, mix of fish, meat, vegetable or fruit.
Black pudding
A sausage made with pigs blood, apples and spices known as boudin noir
To blanch
To steep in boiling water to soften, whiten, clean or to make the skin easier to peel.
[Cambridge:] to put vegetables or similar foods into boiling water for a few minutes to make them white, remove the skins, get rid of strong flavours, or prepare them for freezing.
To boil
To cook in a liquid heated until it is bubbling.
Bone marrow
This is the gelatinous fat inside of a bone
Bouillabaisse
Reduced rich fish soup with saffron and lemon oil.
To braise
To cook with “moist heat”, typically in a covered pot and covered with liquid (wine/stock/sauce).
Brandade
Classic French dish made with potato and flaked smoked haddock or salted cod.
[Bostonchefs:] A pounded combination of salted or smoked fish, olive oil, garlic, milk and cream.
Brioche
Flour, milk, yeast are mixed with a large amount of butter to make a very soft, buttery dough. It is then baked like bread then sliced and toasted.
Brochette / kebab
A metal/wooden stick/skewer is push through meat/vegetables/fish and is either pan–fried or more commonly char grilled.
Brunoise
A method of cutting vegetables into tiny dice, often used as a garnish.Carrots,celeriac,thyme, rosemary
Butternut gratin
Butternut squash, onion, garlic, sage, brillat savarin and mascarpone, bacon.
Butternut squash fondant
Caramelised squash disk cooked in stock

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