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toast points


 – Toasted bread slices, with crust cut off, cut into four diagonal (triangle) pieces.
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tamale


(tuh-MAL-ee) – Tamales are a Mexican dish consisting of seasoned chopped meats or vegetables enclosed in corn masa (dough) and wrapped in a softened corn husk.  The savory packages are steamed and the corn husks are peeled away before eating.  In Mexico, tamales are often served for special occasions, and the tradition of cooking tamales is pas [..]
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potjiekos


(poi-key-cos or poy-kee-kawse) – It means, “pot food” or “food prepared in a pot.”  It is a food or stew that is cooked slowly in the potjie.  In South Africa this means only one thing, food prepared outdoors in a cast iron, round, three legged pot using either wood coals or charcoal.  Traditionally potjiekos is a stew, made either wit [..]
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hors d’oeuvres


(or DERV) – Means little snack foods, small items of food or light courses, served before or outside of (“hors”) the main dishes of a meal (the “oeuvres”) which are intended to stimulate the appetite.  The terms hors d’oeuvres and appetizers are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference: hors d’oeuvres are the small savor [..]
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grapes


It is the common name of an edible fruit in the buckthorn family, and of the vines that produce the fruit.  There are thousands of types of grapes.  Grape varieties are classified according to their ultimate use.  Grapes used to make table wine must have relatively high acidity and moderate sugar content; those used for dessert wines and other s [..]
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cookie


In America, a cookie is described as a thin, sweet, usually small cake; in Australia and the UK it is called a biscuit.  There are hundreds upon hundreds of cookie recipes in the United States.  No one book could hold the recipes for all of the various types of cookies.
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chiffon cake


It is the first really new development in cake making in many years.  It uses vegetable oil in place of conventional shortening.
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cheesecake


Now days there are hundreds of different cheesecake recipes.  The ingredients are what make one cheesecake different from another.  The most essential ingredient in any cheesecake is cheese (the most commonly used are cream cheese, Neufchatel, cottage cheese, and ricotta.)
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pond culture


It is the most widely used method of fish farming.  All catfish farming is pond raised.  The farming is done in man-made ponds that are drainable and often incorporate a system of dikes for harvesting.
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tank culture


It is another form of onshore farming.  Tanks, usually made of steel and reinforced cement, or fiberglass in a variety of shapes, are used to contain populations of fish in water.
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