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(F) Definitions

Fat back, Fresh pork fat.

Fatto, en Casa

Fenouil, French for fennel.

Fico, Italian for fig.

Fillet, A thin portion of fish, trimmed and shaped from the larger filet that is cut from the fish's bone structure.

Fire, Restaurant slang for "begin cooking the dish".

Flambe - Tableside cookery presentation of adding an alcoholic beverage to a hot pan to create a show of flames.

Fleisch, German for meat.

Fleuron, Puff pastry baked in a crescent or other shapes and used as a garnish.

Fourchette, French for fork.

Fragole, Italian for strawberries.

Frenching - Removal of fat, meat, and cartilage from rib bones on a rack roast to visually improve presentation.

Fumet, A rich stock that cooks for a short period of time and with a higher concentration of meats, vegetables, wine and seasonings.

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Special thanks to my late mother Julia Rauscher Vyhnanek for her food knowledge which was the source for many of the definitions. She was a retired school teacher who was a real "Foodie"! If it were not for her, I many not have become a Chef.