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(I) Definitions

(im Ofen) gebacken, German for Baked.

Ika, Japanese for Squid.

In the weeds, Restaurant slang for it's too busy and I can't keep up with the work, I'm behind schedule.

Indian Pudding, A New England dessert made with cornmeal, milk, eggs and molasses.

Indivia, Italian for Endive.

Infuse, To flavor a liquid with one or more other flavors by steeping the liquid with the other ingredients and then straining it.Tea is a perfect example of infusing a liquid with the flavor of tea leaves.

Insalata, Italian for Salad.

Involtini - Italian term for meat, poultry, seafood, or vegetables, wrapped around a filling. aka. Rollatini or Roll-up

Ippoglosso, Italian for Halibut.

Irish Stew, A stew made with lamb, onions, white stock, parsley and potatoes. The stew is almost white in color.

Irradiation - The process of exposing food to radiation, designed to eliminate disease-causing bacteria.

Isinglass - A pure, transparent form of gelatin, used in jellies as a clarifying agent

Italian Parsley, Another name for flat leaf parsley.

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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.