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(Q) Definitions

Quadriller - to make criss-cross lines on the surface of food, as part of food presentation.

Quaglia, Italian for Quail.

QQuark, German for Farmer's Cheese

Quatre, French for Four (4).

Quatre-epices - literally meaning "four spices," a finely ground mixture of generally pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, or cloves, used to season vegetables, soups, and stews.

Queijo, Portuguese for Cheese.

Quenelle - a small quantity of a mixture of creamed fish or meat with a light egg binding, usually formed into a round shape, and then cooke

Quiche, A custard tart filled with various meats, cheese, vegetables and seafood.

Quick bread, A bread made with baking powder instead of yeast and usually containing fruits and nuts. /p>

Quimbombo, Spanish for okra.

Quince, A fruit very high in pectin and used in jelly and jam making.

Quinoa, A highly nutritious grain originally from the Andes, now cultivated elsewhere.

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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.