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Cook Book Review: The Cook's Essential Kitchen Dictionary

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If you are reading this blog the odds are that you have at least a little food nerd in you.
A food nerd doesn't just like to eat, they like to immerse themselves into the entire culinary culture.
That is why you will like this book.  It contains over 5000 definitions of culinary terms and food.  It also contains many American, British, French, Italian and Spanish cooking terms.



Written by Jacques Rolland, a french born, third-generation member of a hotel and restaurant family, this book calls upon his many experiences of different cultures and knowledge of food.  He is also a certified sommelier, which if you don't know what that is, this book has the answer.
The Cook's Essential Kitchen Dictionary is a great reference to have in your kitchen. If you need help deciphering a recipe or ever wondered what the heck is xanthan gum. While browsing through it's pages, I learned that Chilean Sea Bass is not a Bass.  It's real name is Patagorian Tooth fish, but was renamed…