"water" refers to the clear, odorless, and tasteless liquid that is essential to life and used in a variety of culinary applications.
Here are some examples of water used in food:
- Boiling vegetables or pasta
- Making soups, stews, and broths
- Mixing drinks like lemonade or iced tea
- Cooking grains like rice or quinoa
- Washing fruits and vegetables
- Preparing baking doughs and batters
- Making sauces and gravies
Here are some similar liquids to water:
- Broth or stock - a flavored liquid made by simmering meat, vegetables, and herbs in water
- Milk - a liquid produced by mammals that is used in cooking and baking
- Juice - a liquid extracted from fruits or vegetables
- Soda or carbonated water - a bubbly beverage made by adding carbon dioxide to water
- Tea or coffee - brewed beverages made by steeping tea leaves or coffee beans in hot water
While these liquids can be used similarly to water in certain culinary applications, they often have distinct flavors and can significantly alter the taste of a dish.