Lime - The Kaffir lime is widely grown throughout
south-east Asia. The rind and leaves are used
for flavouring Thai curries. The fruit is yellow
when mature but harvested while still green.
Kahlúa - A coffee-flavored liqueur
Kaiser Roll - A large, round yeast roll
with a crisp crust, used for making sandwiches
or served as a breakfast roll.
Kalamata Olives, Calamata Olives - A dark
purple, fruity Greek olive.
- Curly-leafed member of the cabbage family which
grows in loose bunches. The strong-tasting leaves
are rich in vitamins A and C, potassium, calcium
and iron; frequently eaten boiled or used as garnish.
Kasseri Cheese - Greek cheese made from
sheep's or goat's milk, with a sharp, salty flavor.
As it matures, it develops a hard texture that
is perfect for grating. This white cheese is delicious
plain, grated over hot foods or used in cooking,
and is the cheese used in the Greek dish saganaki.
An American version of kasseri is made with cow's
- Commercial brand of syrup that is available
in dark or light.
Kasha - Buckwheat grouts.
Kebab, Kabob, Kabab - Cubes of food (meat,
poultry, seafood, fruit or vegetables) placed
on a skewer then marinated before cooking. Vegetables
and fruit can be alternated with the meat and
Kedgeree - An Indian dish containing rice,
lentils and onions. An English variation adds
smoked fish, hard-boiled eggs and a cream curry
sauce. Also known as kegeree.
Catsup - A thick and spicy tomato sauce used
as a condiment or a cooking ingredient.
Kettle - A large metal pot, usually made
of iron, with a looped handle and a lid.
Key Lime - Small, tart, yellowish limes
Kidney Bean - A medium-sized, kidney-shaped
bean with a dark red skin, cream-colored firm
flesh and a bland flavor. Available fresh, dried
Kielbasa, Kielbasi, Kielbasy, Polish Sausage
- A seasoned and smoked sausage usually made from
Kim Chee Cucumber - A very spicy pickled
cabbage mixture of Korean origin. Also known as
Korean cabbage pickle.
Herring - Smoked or dried herring.
Kirsch - A clear brandy distilled from
cherry juice and pits. Usually added to cherries
jubilee or fondue sauces
Kitchen Bouquet - A trade name for a bottled
sauce used for flavor and color enhancement.
Kitchen Shears - Strong, sharp scissors with
multiple uses including cutting fish, poultry,
meat and produce. One blade may have a serrated
edge. This tool can snip herbs and crack nuts
String - Linen string used for trussing poultry
and securing stuffed or rolled pieces of meat
before cooking. Also known as butcher's twine.
Kiwi; Kiwi Fruit; Kiwifruit - A small ovoid
shaped fruit with a greenish-brown skin covered
with fuzz, lime green flesh that becomes more
yellow toward the center, many small, edible black
seeds and a sweet-tart flavor.
Knackwurst; Knockwurst - A plump German sausage
made from beef and pork and seasoned with garlic;
can be boiled, broiled or grilled and is traditionally
served with sauerkraut. The name resulted from
the cracking sound the casing makes when first
bitten into: "knack" is the German word
Knead - To work dough with the heels of
your hands in a pressing and folding motion until
it becomes smooth and elastic.
Knives - Knives come in many shapes and sizes,
but all have at least one thing in common. A knife,
by definition, is a sharp-edged cutting instrument
with a handle.
Kohlrabi - A hybrid of cabbage and turnips;
the pale green or pale purple bulbous stem is
mild and sweet when young. The bulb tastes like
a mild, sweet turnip. Kohlrabi is available from
midspring to midfall.
Kombu - A large edible seaweed used in
Kosher - Food prepared according to Jewish
dietary laws. . Kosher dietary laws identify three
classifications of foods: meat, dairy and pareve.
Pareve (parve) refers to a neutral food that can
be used with either meat or dairy.
Kosher Salt - urified, refined rock salt approved
for use on kosher meats. It is also used for pickling
because it contains no magnesium carbonate and
will not cloud brine solutions. Also known as
coarse salt or pickling salt.Kugelhopf - A Central
European yeast cake filled with raisins (or currants),
nuts and candied fruit and baked in a special
fluted tube pan.
Kugelhopf - A Central European yeast cake
filled with raisins (or currants), nuts and candied
fruit and baked in a special fluted tube pan.
Cheese; Kumminost - Danish semifirm cheese
made from whole or skimmed cow's milk, having
either a natural or waxed rind and a pale yellow
to orange interior; flavored with cumin, caraway
seed and clove. Kuminost is excellent in casseroles
and for snacks and sandwiches. Also known as nökkelost.
- A fruit which looks like a tiny orange. The
rind is sweet and the flesh is tart. The fruit
can be eaten rind and all. Usually found pickled,
candied or in preserves or marmalade.