Also called bicarbonate of soda. It is a leavening agent which, when combined with acidic ingredients (e.g. buttermilk, yogurt), causes dough to rise by producing carbon dioxide gas. The reaction starts immediately when it becomes wet.
The product of steeping ingredients in water to obtain its flavor. For example, tea is an infusion made by steeping tea leaves (or herbs, for herbal tea) in hot water.
The fragrant leaves of various plants, such as basil, mint, parsley, marjoram, sage, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, etc.. Herbs are used to season meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, soups, stews, broth, etc..
French for "french fries".