Cooking Terms Page

Haggis:   Savoury Scottish pudding consisting of chopped offal, suet, onions and oatmeal, which is boiled in the stomach lining of a sheep.

Halbtrocken:   (German) Translation means half-dry in German. Term used in reference to German wines with 9 to 18 grams of residual sugar per liter.

Hamburger:   (United States) Minced meat which is fried or grilled as a patty and served in a soft round bun or any beef base minced meat.

Hanging:   Suspending meat or game in a cool, dry place until it is tender.

Hard Sauce:   Sweet butter sauce favoured with brandy, rum or whisky, which is chilled until hard and melts when served on hot puddings.

Haricot:   (French) Dried seeds of the haricot bean plant.

Haricot Vert:   (French) Green bean.

Harrisa:   (North African) An extremely spicy, red chili paste made from a mixture of chilies, garlic, and spices.

Hash:   Dish of leftover chopped meat, potatoes or other vegetables, which are fried together and served with an egg nested in the center of the portion.

Herbs:   Culinary herbs, which are available in fresh or dried include basil, bay leaf, chervil, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon and thyme. Used for their aromatic properties, flavor and texture.

Herbaceous:   A term used in describing the aroma of herbs in the following Sauvignon Blanc, Cabarnet Sauvignons, and Merlots.

Hermitage:   A French appellation located in northern Rhone. Its highly regarded red wines made from Syrah grapes, and white wines made from Marsanne and Rousanne, are the epitome of a world class wine.

Hock:   1. A British term for Rhine wines derived from the German wine town of Hochhheim. 2. Portion of a leg; Example - ham hocks.

Hoisin Sauce:   Also known as Peking sauce. A reddish-brown sweet and spicy Chinese sauce much like American barbecue sauce. Made from soybeans and peppers.

Hors-d'oeuvre:   (French) Hot or cold appetizers served at the start of a meal or event.

Hotte:   Grape picking basket worn on the backs of French grape pickers. Its traditionally made of wood, but today can be found made of metal or plastic.

Hulling:   Removing green calyx from strawberries and raspberries, etc.

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