Al dente

To cook some­thing, usu­al­ly pas­ta, until it’s soft­ened but not com­plete­ly cooked.

Al pastor

Tacos al pas­tor or tacos trompo is a method of slow-cook­ing pork and pineap­ple on a ver­ti­cal spit; it was brought to Mex­i­co by Lebanese immi­grants. Al pas­tor is Span­ish for “shep­­herd-style,” while trompo means “spin­ning top,” which makes sense. Tra­di­tion­al­ly this meant cook­ing with a rotat­ing spit over direct heat. Most folks won’t have a … Con­tin­ue read­ing Al pas­tor

Amuse Bouche

Amuse bouche is French for “It amus­es the mouth.” It’s sin­­gle-bite Horse Doover with the odd dis­tinc­tion of being the course you don’t get to choose when order­ing a 5- or 7‑course French din­ner: The chef decides what you get.