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(J) Definitions

Jack Rose, A drink made from apple brandy, lemon juice and grenadine.

Jaiba, Mexican for Crab.

Jacquarding - The process of poking holes, needling, into meat in order to tenderize it. A mechanical way of tenderizing meat.

Jalapeno, Mexican, Very hot green chili pepper.

Jerky, Preserved meat, usually beef or Buffalo.

Jeroboam - a 3 liter wine bottle 

Jewish penicillin, Slang term for chicken soup, because of its suggested healing powers.

Ji, Chinese for Chicken.

Jigger, Bar measurement of 1 1/2 ounces for making cocktails.

Jubilee Cocktail, A drink made with gin, triple sec, lemon juice, sugar and a drop of green food coloring and served in a martini glass.

Juey, Caribbean land crab.

Julienne, Long thin cuts of vegetables approximately 1/16th x 3 inches.

Jus lie - meat juices lightly thickened with either arrowroot or cornstarch and sometimes tapioca.

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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.