• #BEAT - Making mixture smooth or introducing air by using brisk regular motion that lifts the mixture over n over.

  • #BLEND - Mixing thoroughly 2 or more ingredients.

  • #BLANCH - Pouring hot or boiling water over food; Drain and rinsing immediately in cold water.

  • #CHOP - Cutting into pieces with a sharp tool as knife.

  • #COAT - Covering with flour or bread crumbs.

  • #CREAM - Blending into a cream consistency.

  • #DICE - Cutting into cubes.

  • #DRAIN - Removing liquid from food.

  • #DREDGE - Sprinkling or coating with flour or other fine substances.

  • #FLAKE - Breaking or pulling apart a food like chicken or fish that divides naturally.

  • #FILLET - Lean, boneless piece or slice of fish or meat.

  • #GRATE - Rub food against a grater to divide into small pieces.

  • #GRIND - Reduce particles by cutting, crushing or grinding.

  • #KNEAD - Manipulate with a pressing motion accompanied by folding or stretching.

  • #MARINATE - Soak in a mixture usually containing vinegar or wine & various spices.

  • #MASH - Make into a soft, pulpy mass or mixture.

  • #MINCE - Cut or chop into very small pieces.

  • #MIX - Combine ingredients in any way that affects distribution.

  • #PARE - To cut off outer covering/layer.

  • #FOLD - Combining bu using w motions. Cutting vertically through the mixture & turning over by sliding the implement across the bottom of the mixing bowl with each turn.

  • #PRESS - Separate liquid portions from solids by weights or mechanical pressure as in making cider from apples.

  • #PEEL - Strip off outer covering.

  • #SEASON - Add spices such as pepper, salt & other seasoning.

  • #SHRED - Cut or tear food in long, narrow pieces.

  • #SLICE - Cut into pieces.

  • #SQUEEZE - Extract or to obtain something by the application of pressure.

  • #STIR - Mix food materials with a circular motion for the purpose of blending or securing a uniform consistency.

  • #STRAIN - Pour through a strainer or a piece of cloth.