Waffle: Batter cooked on a hot greased waffle iron to form a crisp biscuit.
Walnut: Native to Asia and grow on walnut trees inside green pods which turn brown and wood like when dried.
Wasabi: (Japanese). Much like horseradish only appears as a pungent green paste made from a rhizome of the watercress family.
Water Bath: Preparation method of gently cooking delicate foods such as custards on the stove top or in the oven by placing small cooking bowls, tins or pans in a larger pan partially filled with water. (See also Bain Marie.)
Whey: Liquid which separates from the curd when milk curdles. Used in cheese-making.
Whipping: Preparation method whereby an item is mixed until frothy and creamy in consistency.Whisk: (noun) A mixing tool designed so its many strands of looped wire make it effective for beating and adding air during preparation. (verb) To beat with a whisk until well mixed.
White Chocolate: White chocolate does not contain any chocolate. It is derived from cocoa butter, which produces a faint chocolate flavor. The cocoa butter is blended with milk and sugar to form the creamy confection, which is used for both eating and cooking.
Wiener Schnitzel: (Austrian) Veal slices cooked in the Viennese style; Example - coated in egg and bread crumbs, fried in butter and garnished with anchovies and capers.
Worcestershire Sauce: A spicy sauce composed of water, vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, anchovies, spices and flavorings. Primarily used for marinating meats or enhancing the flavor of some sauces.