Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Memorize These Cooking Terms Before Tackling That New Recipe

September 16, 2014 3:40 pm

One of the first steps in becoming an expert in the kitchen is having a thorough understanding of each cooking term on a recipe. After knowing your ingredient, being able to read and follow a recipe correctly is important in how the dish turns out. Here are four must-know kitchen terms to help you out.

  1. Meuniere. This term refers to an ingredient, like poultry or fish, being dredged in flour, then sauteed in butter.
  2. Hull. When preparing a fruit salad, you may be asked to hull the berries, which means to remove the green stems and leaves.
  3. Macerate. Soften and sweeten fruits by macerating them, which means to cover them with lemon juice or liqueur until they have absorbed the flavor.
  4. Proof. Before baking bread, you may need to proof the yeast. This tests if the yeast is still active by dissolving it in warm water with sugar or honey for five minutes to see if it foams or bubbles.

The Basic Kitchen: Glossary of Cooking Terms [Le Petites Gourmettes]
Glossary of Cooking Terms [Better Homes and Gardens]
Cooking Terms [Recipe Goldmine]
Glossary of Cooking Terms [Cookery]
Culinary Terms: Food Dictionary and Glossary of Cooking Terms [Culinary Arts]

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Biggest Weekend in Bucks County!

September 11, 2014 10:02 am

September 13th & 14th – 10 am to 5 pm

Doylestown Arts Festival and Thompson International Cycling Event
Located on State, Main, Hamilton & Oakland Streets

Largest festival of the year- over 160 juried artisans, live entertainment, music and food.

3 Professional Races- Recreational & Children's rides

SATURDAY Schedule:
Doylestown to New Hope Road Race – Starts at 10 am

Prime Viewing Party Pig Roast – Starts at 10:30 am
The Lumberville General Store – Across the walking bridge from Bull's Island- Adults $20 Children $12 (12 & under)

SUNDAY Schedule:
Start/Finish: Doylestown (E. Court & Main Sts.)
8:30 am – Cyclosportif Rec Ride

10:00 am – Women's Criterium

12:00 pm – Children's Races (3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-13)

Grand Finale: 12:30 pm – Men's Criterium

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Triumph Brewing Company: Craft Brews, Innovative Food

September 9, 2014 2:02 pm

Triumph Brewing Company makes some of the region's most popular craft brews and it also operates a gastropub right in New Hope. At Triumph, you’ll find a diverse array of beers, ranging from German-style heffeweisens to hoppy ales and crisp, pale lagers.

Of course, the taps are always flowing with house-made microbrews, but the food menu is just as good a reason to visit. The Triumph kitchen focuses on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in creative dishes like pork tacos with bacon, spicy corn salsa, and ancho vinaigrette, and savory lamb meatballs served with spiced carrots, cucumber, and yogurt. If you’re not in the mood for a full meal, a side of fries is a nice complement to a beer.

In addition to craft beer and food, Triumph Brewery regularly hosts special events like live musical performances, team trivia nights, and poker tournaments.

Triumph Brewing Company
400 Union Square Drive
New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-8300

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