12/08/2011 04:01 pm ET Updated Dec 18, 2014

50 Words Every Food Lover Should Know

We always make sure to spatchcock our capons on the plancha while we make salmagundi on the side. Don't know what any of that means? Then you're in luck, because we're here to help you bone up on your kitchen vocabulary. Learn these 50 words and soon you'll be running your kitchen like a pro (or maybe just confusing whoever is helping you cook). Most importantly, memorizing this vocabulary could save you from some eating disasters (like scrapple). Be sure to click on the word to get the full description so you don't mistakenly use a word like scorrat as a verb (hint: it's a noun). Start studying!

50 Words A Foodie Should Know