Gourmet Glossary: "V"
Vanilla Pod The fragrant dried pods of the vanilla orchid, used as a flavoring.
Vegetable Shortening The vegetarian alternative to lard.
Verjus A sour grape juice used in cooking.
Vinaigrette A cold sauce made from a mixture of vinegar, oil, pepper, salt and flavorings used to dress green salads.
Vodka A clear spirit distilled from grain.
Vol-au-vent A puff pastry case with a lid, often filled with a savory filling after baking.
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