A French term referring to the alcohol served before a meal for the purpose of stimulating the appetite.
A sweet, sticky pastry made by dipping small clumps of yeast dough in melted butter, cinnamon, sugar, and chopped pecans, then arranging them in overlapping layers in a pan. After baking, the clumps form a solid loaf.
Also known as Emmentaler cheese, this cow's milk cheese is from Switzerland. It has a brown rind and a pale yellow interior with large holes. Its flavor is distinctive and mellow. It's good for a variety of uses, e.g. eating out of hand, salads, sandwiches, etc..
A cutting technique involving quick, heavy blows of the knife to cut food into pieces.