Sauté

To sauté is to cook food quick­ly in a min­i­mal amount of fat over rel­a­tive­ly high heat. The word comes from the French verb sauter, which means “to jump,” and describes not only how food reacts when placed in a hot pan but also the method of toss­ing the food in the pan.

Sea salt

Salt made by dis­till­ing it from sea­wa­ter. More expen­sive than refined salts with­out any ben­e­fits oth­er than its smug factor.

Sherbet

So what’s the dif­fer­ence between Ice milk, ice cream, gela­to, frozen cus­tard, frozen yogurt, sher­bet, sor­bet? Ice cream refers to any frozen dairy prod­uct with at least 10% milk­fat, accord­ing to the USDA. In the US ice cream usu­al­ly con­tains cream, milk and sug­ar. Ice cream tends to be less dense than gela­to or frozen … Con­tin­ue read­ing Sher­bet

Sorbet

So what’s the dif­fer­ence between Ice milk, ice cream, gela­to, frozen cus­tard, frozen yogurt, sher­bet, sor­bet? Ice cream refers to any frozen dairy prod­uct with at least 10% milk­fat, accord­ing to the USDA. In the US ice cream usu­al­ly con­tains cream, milk and sug­ar. Ice cream tends to be less dense than gela­to or frozen … Con­tin­ue read­ing Sor­bet

Spatchcock

To split open any poul­try or game bird for roast­ing, smok­ing or grilling.

Stock

A savory cook­ing liq­uid made by boil­ing meat and/or bones and/or veg­eta­bles. Part of a point­less debate over the dif­fer­ences between stock, broth, and buillion.

Sweat

Cook­ing veg­gies, par­tic­u­lar­ly onion, until the juices run and the veg­etable soft­ens with­out coloring.

Sweating

Sweat­ing is the gen­tle heat­ing of veg­eta­bles in a lit­tle oil or but­ter, with fre­quent stir­ring and turn­ing to ensure that any emit­ted liq­uid will evap­o­rate. Sweat­ing usu­al­ly results in ten­der, some­times translu­cent, pieces.