Glossary B

The food glossary +++ 'Brodetto', 'Batwan / Batuan', 'Banda'
Buccellato refers to Italian cake with a filling of figs and nuts.

Balam refers to the variety of long-grained rice from the Bangladesh district of Barishal which is much prized for its taste.

Bara which is also called Bora refers to Bengali dish of round balls of fish or vegetables and which are usually deep-fried.

Bulb Baster refers to a kitchen utensil that assists with basting, which is a method of moistening food during the cooking process. Basting is usually used when cooking meat. The head of the Bulb Baster is squeezed, creating a partial vacuum, and then the stem is inserted into the juices at the bottom of the pan. When the pressure is released on the bulb, the juices are drawn into the stem so they can be transferred over and around the meat, adding flavor and creating a glaze.

Bunya Nut refers to a kind/type/variety of nut that can be eaten raw when fresh, or boiled to make it easier to extract the nut from the hard shell. Bunya Nuts can then be sliced or pureed and added to desserts and savoury dishes. The nuts which can also be made into a flour can also be used to make breads and cakes, as a condiment for desserts such as ice cream or baked goods, Bunya Nut is native to Australia that grows on Bunya pine trees. Bunya Nuts are covered by a hard fibrous shell. Its meat is cream colored, has chestnut-like texture that tastes somewhat like a macadamia or pine nut. Bunya Nuts are easily spoiled, hence it is recommended that they must be refrigerated or frozen to extend its shelf life .

Ballerine refers to a short cut pasta. It is cone-shaped, with a curled, ruffled top. Ballerine is a dried pasta made in Florence, Italy formed or shaped like a lily flower which is the symbol of Florence. Ballerine is synonymous with Campanelle, Riccioli and Gigli Pasta Ballerine can be used for making salads and soups. Suitable for thick sauces . Good with thick sauces. Short cut pasta suitable for salads or soups