AioliGarlic mayonnaise
Bacon clangerSteamed suet pastry filled and rolled with bacon, potatoes and onion
BéarnaiseSauce made from clarified butter emulsified in egg yolks and white wine vinegar, flavoured with tarragon, chervil and shallot
BourguignonFrench dish consisting of pearl onions, button mushroom and bacon in a red wine broth
Caper berriesCured berry in vinegar and white wine
CaponataAubergine, tomatoes, onions, capers, olives cooked in olive oil
CarpaccioThinly sliced
CevicheRaw fish marinated in citrus
Chantenay carrotsSmall carrots
CharcuterieCured meats
CharmoulaNorth African spice made from herbs, oil, lemon, pickled lemons, garlic, cumin, fresh coriander, chili, saffron
ComtéFrench mountain semi- hard cheese made from cows milk
Confit duckCooked slowly in goose fat
CornichonSmall gherkin
Cote de porkPork loin on the bone
CrostataItalian rustic open tart made from puff pastry
CruditiesRaw vegetables often served with a dip
Cullen skinkScottish thick soup made from smoked haddock, potatoes and onions
Dauphinoise potatoesThin slices of potatoes and onions baked with cream, garlic and thyme
FlageoletVariety of bean, small light green. The texture is firm and creamy
Fondant potatoDeep potato rounds sealed in butter then cooked in stock
GazpachoSoup made from raw vegetables and served cold, tomato base
GnocchiItalian ‘ potato pasta’
GoulashOriginally from Hungary – stew or soup made from meat and vegetables seasoned with paprika
GremolataChopped herb condiment classically made from parsley, garlic and lemon zest
GruyéreSwiss mountain hard cheese made from cows milk
HalloumiCyprian salty semi- soft cheese made from goat, sheep or cows milk
Heritage tomatoVariety of tomato
HollandaiseSauce made from clarified butter emulsified in egg yolks seasoned with lemon juice
HummusChickpea, olive oil and garlic puree
Imam bayildiTurkish dish made from aubergine, onion, garlic and tomatoes – simmered in olive oil
JusGravy made from a stock reduction
Lemon possetSet cream based dessert using citrus juice and sugar
Lyonnaise potatoesFrench dish of thin slices of potatoes and onion fried with garlic, butter and parsley
MadeiraFortified wine from Portugal
MascarponeSoft cream cheese from Italy
Oxford blueMade in Oxford – a blue veined creamy cheese made from cows milk
PancettaItalian bacon that is salt cured and spiced with black pepper
Panna cottaCooked cream dessert set with gelatine and sweetened with sugar
Parmentier potatoesCubed roasted potatoes with butter and parsley
PecorinoThe name of a family of hard Italian cheeses made from ewe’s milk
Penne ariabiattaSpicy tomato based sauce with tubular pasta
PithivierPie made from 2 rounds of puff pastry with the filling inside
RadicchioRed Italian lettuce leaf
RiataDip often served with curry, made with yoghurt
SamphireGreen vegetable grown in salt marshes often likened to a salty asparagus
SlawSalad dish made from thinly sliced vegetables and mixed with mayonnaise
SorrelHerb with a slight sharp flavour
TabouliSalad of tomatoes, parsley, mint, bulgur wheat, onion, olive oil, lemon juice
TagineNorth African dish named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked
TapenadePuréed or finely chopped olives, capers, anchovies and olive oil
Tarte TatinUpside- down pastry in which the fruit (usually apples) are caramelised in butter and sugar before the tart is baked
Terrine de campagneBaked pork and chicken pate with onion, garlic and herbs
TuileA thin, crisp, sweet or savoury wafer
TzatzikiYoghurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil
Welsh rarebitMade with a savoury sauce of melted cheese and other ingredients and served hot