Anise Star Ba gokba chio

Star-shaped spice with licorice taste, popular in many cuisines. Small, slender tubers growing under the soil on a mint-like plant. The crisp-fleshed tubers can be eaten cooked or raw. Also known as chorogi or knotroot. BAMBOO SHOOTS, Chu sun, spring, dung sun, winter Bamboo shoots are the young shoots of the bamboo plant growing from an underground rootstock. Available shredded and whole, salted and pickled. For Canned Bamboo Shoots, see the Groceries section. Sizes There are at least 10...

Chefs

Joseph Amendola, Pastry Anthony Bartolotta Patricia Carlin Rene Dionne John Doherty Lennart Elias Kurt Erman Frank Friederich John Halligan Demetrios Haralambatos Encyclopedia of Food CD Arno Schmidt, Notes from the Chef's Desk, CBI Publishing Arno Schmidt, The Banquet Business, Third Edition, C.H.I.P.S. Publishing Fritz Sonnenschmidt Willy Spry Albert St kli Joseph Tarantino, Pastry Uwe Toedter Joseph Trombetti Dutta S. Tuhin Carlos Valle, Butcher Keith Way Culinary Institute of America, The...

Snapper Varieties

Snapper is a popular fish, harvested in the Gulf of Mexico and in other tropical waters. Available whole or in fillets, fresh or frozen. Fillets are often frozen and imported. Purchase only fillets with skin on to avoid substitutions. The most popular variety is red snapper. The major species are grey snapper, lane snapper, red snapper, queen snapper, and vermillion snapper. The fish differ in size and skin color but are basically as desirable as the popular red snapper. Season Available...

Pizza Homemade Ingredients

For purchased Pizza Components, see the Groceries section. 2 gal and 3 pt (9 l) water 1 cup, 8 oz (225 g) oil 1 cup, 8 oz (225 g) salt cup (112 g) sugar 8 oz (225 g) fresh yeast Method Combine ingredients in mixer with dough hook. Do not proof, but scale immediately. After scaling, the dough must be tightly rolled into firm balls. Kitchen yields 70 large 16-in (40-cm) pies, scaled at 16 oz (450 g). 110 medium 9-in (23-cm) pies, scaled at 10 oz (284 g). 400 hors d'oeuvre pies, scaled at 1 oz (78...

Lobster Products And Varieties

The Atlantic lobster, also called Maine lobster, is fished in the waters off New England and the Canadian coast. Lobster farming is successful in some places, although lobsters in such situations are cannibalistic. Large amounts of live lobsters are shipped by air throughout the world. Raw lobsters, whole or split, are available frozen. Tomalley is the green liver, pasty when cooked, which is considered a delicacy. Coral is the undeveloped egg mass, which turns solid and red when cooked it too...

Useful Charts

Sizes and Counts of Fresh Green Asparagus No. of Grade Spears per or Name lb (450 g) No. of Spears per Case No. of Grade Spears per or Name lb (450 g) No. of Spears per Case (13.5 kg) 225 to 235 (6.75 kg) 110 Conversion Amounts for Dehydrated Eggs, Water, and Fresh Eggs Counts and Weights for Canned Pineapple Ingredients and Yields for Idaho Instant Flakes 13 cup (74 g) cup (170 g) 1 cups (340 g) Available Forms of Idaho Instant Mashed Potatoes Complete with vitamin C Six 10 cans Six 10 cans 5...

Salmon And Salmon Products

Most canned salmon is produced in Alaska. There are five species of Alaskan salmon, all varying in color, texture, and cost. Most canned salmon is packed in brine. There are some specialty packs of smoked or flavored salmon, packed in oil, available, but they have little commercial distribution. Red sockeye salmon Deep red firm flesh, used in salads. Pink salmon Pale color, less expensive than red sockeye. King or chinook salmon Color ranges from deep red to white rich in oils, excellent for...

Duck Varieties And Products

Most ducks are shipped frozen, but fresh ducks are also available in some markets. The most common breeds are Barberie, Peking, Mallard, and Moulard. Canvas-back duck is a wild duck and seldom available commercially. The name for a male duck is drake. Bred from the Muscovy stock, this duckling is often sold as breast only, to be grilled and served medium rare. Barberie duckling is leaner than other breeds. Packs and Sizes Boned breasts, male, six 27-oz (750-g) to 38-oz (1-kg) case. Boned...

Ice Cream And Sherbets

The quality of regular ice cream is measured by butterfat content, weight (overrun), and flavor. Overrun is the amount of expansion that occurs during the freezing process it is normal and necessary for smooth texture, but whipping additional air into the product to increase volume can decrease flavor. Ice cream with high overrun is weak in flavor and light, and has a limited shelf life. Occasionally, ice cream should be weighed when received. Ice cream will shrink during storage and handling....

Chuck Shoulder Clod Roast Mbg 310b

Ready-to-roast, netted, football-shaped piece it may separate after roasting. Weights 2 lb (400 g) to 7 lb (3.15 kg). Kitchen yields One 4-lb (1.80-kg) piece 8 to 9 servings. Relatively lean muscles that should be boiled or braised, although in South America calf and beef hearts are cut into cubes, skewered, grilled, and served as appetizers. Packs By weight and piece. 25 to 30 pieces per 50-lb (22.2-kg) box. Average sizes 1 lb (450 g) to 2 lb (900 g) each. Kitchen yields About 10 percent...

Lamb And Mutton

Lamb is less than 1 year old mutton is over 1 year old, but should not be older than 2 years. The term yearling is used for animals 1 year old. The term spring lamb indicates that the animal was born the same year it is slaughtered. It is generally 3 months old, but can be marketed as late as October of the same year it was born. The American Lamb Council is recommending a change in some of the specifications listed here in order to make the cuts easier to use. The new specifications are listed...

Indian Foods

Green mango, dried, available as slivers and as powder. The powder is acidic and is used as a spice. Packs 3.5-oz (100-g) boxes and larger for slivers and powder. Kitchen yields 1 cup (0.24 l) 2 oz (56 g) slices. Kitchen yields 1 lb (450 g) 6 oz, peeled. Spice derived from the gum of a Persian plant. The thick paste can have a nauseating smell and is used only in small quantities. Available in different sizes. The gourds must be salted and allowed to marinate several hours to remove the bitter...

Henofthewoods Cauliflower

Excellent mushrooms, perhaps the best of all, but very rare and expensive. They are delicious raw. Only domestically harvested mushrooms are available. They resemble the head of a cauliflower, with a brownish-gray tinge. Packs 3-lb (1.3-kg) flats or by weight. Kitchen yields There is no trimming loss. The mushrooms should be served cut into florets, but it is impressive to show one whole. HON SHIMEJI MUSHROOMS Season Summer. Packs By weight. Season July and August. Packs By weight. Nearly all...

Live Oysters Basic Information

Packs Oysters are packed in burlap sacks, bushels, or cartons. Counts Graded oysters are sold by count for a specific container. Inquire as to what container is used and verify the count. summer and in many places are not harvested at this time. Oysters are at the peak of plumpness from November to May. Shipping live oysters during the summer when refrigeration was not possible was risky, and therefore it was common practice to avoid eating oysters in months without an r. For some oyster...

Hispanic Foods

The names of Hispanic food ingredients vary from country to country. Convenience foods that have found general acceptance are listed. Reddish yellowish seeds from the tropical annatto tree. The very hard seeds are used as dye and as a flavoring agent. Available as paste, powder, and whole. Packs By weight. Kitchen yields Saute in oil to release the flavor, discard the seeds. Use according to taste. All-purpose seasoning consisting of salt, ground cumin, garlic, black pepper, oregano, turmeric,...

Beef

All meat shipped interstate must by inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA and reinspected every time it is processed. All states maintain a mandatory inspection service for meat slaughtered and consumed within the state. Meat grading is voluntary and is performed upon request by a USDA inspector for a fee. The grades of interest to foodservice operators are Prime, Choice, Good, and Standard. Very little meat graded Prime reaches the market because there is concern about the high...

Pork And Pork Products

Pork products generally come from animals under 1 year of age, and for this reason all cuts are relatively tender. Pork parts are not quality graded, although the carcass is yield graded. Selection 1 is normally used for foodservice. Rib bones with some loin meat still attached. Ribs over 3 lb 1.3 kg can be tough. Weight ranges Under 1 lb 0.6 kg . 1 lb 600 g to 3 lb 1.3 kg . Over 3 lb 1.3 kg . Fresh belly is often referred to as green belly the same piece is also available salted. Completely...

Sandwich Filling Quantities

Butter or margarine 1 lb 450 g softened product is sufficient to spread 70 slices of bread 2. Cheeses, sliced 2 to 3 oz 56 to 85 g per serving. Meats 2 to 4 oz 56 to 112 g per serving. Kitchen yields 1 lb 450 g canned ham 5 to 6 sandwiches. 1 lb 450 g roast beef, cold 5 sandwiches. Note Meat should be sliced very thin. Weight of meat varies according to moisture content. For 30 tuna salad sandwiches, 2 oz 70 g 1 can tuna 55 oz 1.5 kg , drained.

Pleurotes Oyster Mushrooms

Pleurotes are grown in straw or sawdust. There are four key varieties in commercial cultivation some are grown domestically, and others are imported. When purchasing, look for mushrooms with short stalks. AMERICAN GOLDEN PLEUROTES Also known as golden trumpets because of their shape and color. American varieties come trimmed, with or without stalks. The American pleurotes are usually not as large as the Italian ones. Packs 3-lb 1.4-kg and 5-lb 2.25-kg boxes. ITALIAN GOLDEN PLEUROTES Imported...

Chicken

Whole chickens are sold by weight, including giblets. Giblets represent approximately 6 percent of weight. Fresh chickens are often delivered in ice, and it is difficult to confirm weight when receiving them. The yellow color of chicken is often achieved by mixing marigold petals in the feed before slaughter, but color is not necessarily an indication of quality. Chickens are routinely fed antibiotics to prevent the outbreak of diseases. Some concern has been raised about this practice, and...

Ham Varieties And Ham Products

Available in natural shape, square shape, and rectangular shape called Pullman ham in many quality levels, ranging from very lean to fatty. Pullman ham is available at 4 x 4 in 100 x 100 mm , which is the standard size of sandwich bread. Some imported hams, such as Danish ham and Krakau Polish ham, have a reputation of being lean and mild. Weights 6 lb 2.7 kg to 16 lb 7.2 kg . Best sizes 8 lb 3.6 kg to 10 lb 4.5 kg . Serving size 3 to 4 oz 85 to 112 g , sandwich. Kitchen yields Basically, there...