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Cooking Dictionary

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A useful resource of culinary definitions for various cooking techniques, terms and recipe ingredients.

Unless you are a professionally trained pastry chef, or an experienced home cook, you might find yourself in a quandary as to what to do when a recipe for cheesecake calls for placing it in a "bain-marie" before putting it in the oven to bake. provides this helpful cooking dictionary of culinary definitions as a convenience for cooks needing to know exactly what an ingredient is, what the term for a cooking technique means, etc., etc. (Just in case you're wondering, a bain-marie is a "water bath". So, what's a water bath you might be wondering? Well, you'll just have to look it up to find out!

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