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  • Al Dente
    "to the tooth" food cooked, so that it still has a bite to it.  Usually refers to pasta but sometimes vegetables or beans.
  • Ankimo
    Steamed Monkfish Liver.  Often called, the foie gras of the sea.   Order Online [av_video src='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ8dYwu8RDI' format='16-9' width='16' height='9']  
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  • Blowfish
    These fish can kill you.  BUT they probably won't.  I wouldn't try Fugu, but fried blowfish tails in the US are perfectly safe.  Most of the poison found in pufferfish is determined by the habitat of the fish.  Blowfish near Japan often have high levels of poison.  Most of the blowfish in the(...)
  • Bonito Flakes
    flakes of dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna. They're commonly used in making dashi or eaten as a condiment on many foods such as takoyaki.  
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  • Caprese Salad
    Salad made of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, salt, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Cayenne Pepper
    type of spicy pepper.  Often dried and ground for seasoning. Be careful, it looks similar to paprika but has a much bigger kick.  Goes great on eggs!
  • Chakin
    sushi wrapped in a thin egg omelet. Photo credit: cava_cavien / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
  • Char siu
    braised pork. The Japanese version is commonly featured as a topping for ramen. The Chinese version is commonly eaten in a bun and roasted instead of braised.
  • Chashu
    braised pork. The Japanese version is commonly featured as a topping for ramen. The Chinese version is commonly eaten in a bun and roasted instead of braised.
  • Cherrystones
    When you think of a typical clam that you'd eat, this is probably what comes to mind.  There are different sizes of hard clams each with their own name. Quahog - the biggest Cherrystones Topnecks Littlenecks Countnecks - the smallest Littlenecks and Topnecks are often served(...)
  • Chimichurri
    A versatile sauce made from parsley, olive oil, and garlic.  Other herbs and spices are commonly added. Can be used on meats, poultry, fish, or vegetables.   Photo credit: Fareham Wine /  cc
  • Chirashi
    Food (usually raw fish) served over sushi rice in a bowl.
  • Countnecks
    When you think of a typical clam that you'd eat, this is probably what comes to mind.  There are different sizes of hard clams each with their own name. Quahog - the biggest Cherrystones Topnecks Littlenecks Countnecks - the smallest Littlenecks and Topnecks are often served(...)
  • Cultured Butter
    butter made from fermented cream.  The fermentation creates a more flavorful butter.  You'll never want to eat regular butter again. Get the recipe.
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  • Dashi
    A Japanese soup stock made from kombu and bonito flakes. Available in instant form.  The real stuff is always better, but if a recipe calls for a small amount, use the instant.  Alternatively, keep some home-made dashi frozen and use as needed.
  • Dry-Aged
    Is a process of aging meats (typically beef but duck and other meats can be aged as well).  Originally, it was used as a means to preserve meat, but now it's done mainly for the flavor enhancements.  Basically, it creates natural MSG over time. Order Online: DeBragga or Pat(...)
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  • European Style Butter
    butter made from fermented cream.  The fermentation creates a more flavorful butter.  You'll never want to eat regular butter again. Get the recipe.
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  • Foie Gras
    Goose liver from a goose that has been fed a special diet.  It's incredibly fatty and doesn't have the typical organ flavor to it.  It's a controversial dish, because some of the geese are treated poorly in the farming process.  My stance is buy from a farm you trust to treat the goose well.(...)
  • Fugu
    Japanese word for blowfish.  In Japan, the fish is commonly eaten raw.  Due to a tetrodotoxin, the fish can be lethal.  In Japan, specially trained chefs have to go through many years of training before they are allowed to prepare blowfish.  The liver is the most poisonous part and was(...)
  • fukusa
    sushi wrapped in a thin egg omelet. Photo credit: cava_cavien / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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  • GBD
    Golden, Brown, and Delicious.  Foods that are cooked to match these criteria.
  • Gruyère Cheese
    a hard cheese from Gruyères, Switzerland.
  • Gunkan
    a type of maki sushi.  Nori is wrapped around a ball of rice that is half the height of the nori.  This creates a recess that is filled (usually with roe). [av_video src='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edw69Wm8mxQ' format='16-9' width='16' height='9'] Photo credit: takaokun / Creative(...)
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  • Hamachi
    Japanese Yellowtail Tuna.  Often served as sushi or sashimi. Order Online [av_video src='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf3hrp3dmIo' format='16-9' width='16' height='9']
  • Hard Clam
    When you think of a typical clam that you'd eat, this is probably what comes to mind.  There are different sizes of hard clams each with their own name. Quahog - the biggest Cherrystones Topnecks Littlenecks Countnecks - the smallest Littlenecks and Topnecks are often served(...)
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  • katsuobushi
    flakes of dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna. They're commonly used in making dashi or eaten as a condiment on many foods such as takoyaki.  
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  • Littlenecks
    When you think of a typical clam that you'd eat, this is probably what comes to mind.  There are different sizes of hard clams each with their own name. Quahog - the biggest Cherrystones Topnecks Littlenecks Countnecks - the smallest Littlenecks and Topnecks are often served(...)
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  • Pufferfish
    These fish can kill you.  BUT they probably won't.  I wouldn't try Fugu, but fried blowfish tails in the US are perfectly safe.  Most of the poison found in pufferfish is determined by the habitat of the fish.  Blowfish near Japan often have high levels of poison.  Most of the blowfish in the(...)
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  • Quahog
    When you think of a typical clam that you'd eat, this is probably what comes to mind.  There are different sizes of hard clams each with their own name. Quahog - the biggest Cherrystones Topnecks Littlenecks Countnecks - the smallest Littlenecks and Topnecks are often served(...)
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  • Topnecks
    When you think of a typical clam that you'd eat, this is probably what comes to mind.  There are different sizes of hard clams each with their own name. Quahog - the biggest Cherrystones Topnecks Littlenecks Countnecks - the smallest Littlenecks and Topnecks are often served(...)