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A thick mixture of fruit, sugar (and sometimes pectin) that is cooked until the pieces of fruit are very soft and almost formless. It is used as a bread spread, a filling for pastries and cookies and an ingredient for various desserts.

Jasmine Rice; Jasmin Rice:
An aromatic rice from Thailand that has a flavor and fragrance comparable to the expensive basmati rice from India, at a fraction of the cost.

1. A clear, bright mixture made from fruit juice, sugar and sometimes pectin. The texture is tender but will be firm enough to hold its shape when turned out of its container. Jelly is used as a bread spread and as a filling for some cakes and cookies. 2. In Britain, jelly is the term used for gelatin dessert.

Often reffered to as the Mexican potato, this large, bulbous root vegetable has a thin brown skin and white crunchy flesh. It's sweet, nutty flavor is good both raw and cooked. Available in Mexican markets and most large supermarkets from November to May.

From Mexico sour cream that has equal or less fat content than American sour cream. Also referred to as salted buttermilk, although thicker. Jocoque flavors range from mildly tangy to refreshingly sharp.

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1. Prime cut of meat for roasting. 2. To divide meat, game or poultry into individual pieces.

Meat or wild game dishes, such as jugged hare which is stewed in a covered pot.

To cut vegetables, fruits, or cheeses into match-shapped slivers

The French word for juice, which can refer to both fruit and vegetable juices, as well as well as the natural juices exuded from meat. Jus de citron is orange juice, while jus de viande means juices from meat. A dish (usually meat) that is served au jus is presented with its own natural juices.

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