25
Sep

Definitions of Basic Cooking Terms

arab coffee:
Thick, black, bitter coffee, traditionally served in
tiny cups at gunpoint.

calorie:
Basic measure of the amount of rationalization offered by
the average individual prior to taking a second helping of a
particular food.

microwave oven:
Space-age kitchen appliance that uses the principle
of radar to locate and immediately destroy any food placed within
the cooking compartment.

oven:
Compact home incinerator used for disposing of bulky pieces of
meat and poultry.

porridge:
Thick oatmeal rarely found on American tables since
children were granted the right to sue their parents. The name is an
amalgamation of the words Putrid, hORRId, and sluDGE.

preheat:
To turn on the heat in an oven for a period of time before
cooking a dish, so that the fingers may be burned when the food is
put in, as well as when it is removed.

recipe:
A series of step-by-step instructions for preparing
ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you dont own, to make a
dish the dog wont eat.

tongue:
A variety of meat, rarely served because it clearly crosses
the line between a cut of beef and a piece of dead cow.

yogurt:
Semi-solid dairy product made from partially evaporated and
fermented milk. Yogurt is one of only three foods that taste
exactly the same as they sound. The other two are goulash and squid.

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