Gourmet Cooking Terms

The world's best flashcards to learn gourmet cooking terms created by top experts.

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Master Gourmet Cooking, the Brainscape way.

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Boost your knowledge of cooking terms, herbs, spices, sauces, condiments, dining etiquette and so much more with Brainscape’s collection of Gourmet Cooking flashcards for budding chefs and food fanatics! Emeril Lagasse won't have anything on you when you start dishing up terms like "kanikama," "aromatics," and" beurre blanc"!

The best app to memorize cooking terms, ingredients, and more

Having a solid grip on the names of cooking techniques, sauces, spices, and a smorgasbord of other terms and ingredients is really an essential step to becoming a masterchef in the kitchen. A while you’ll likely learn your way around this vocabulary as you encounter it in your culinary learning journey, Brainscape is here to make your experience so much smoother, seamless, and efficient with our collection of Gourmet Cooking flashcards.

Developed in partnership with acclaimed Executive Chef John Stevenson, this collection of 450+ flashcards is neatly organized into 9 topical decks designed to help you learn and memorize the most essential terminology used in all the world’s best kitchens.

Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of cooking content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s Gourmet Cooking course, you get:

  • 800+ cards across 9 decks that help you memorize cooking terms, herbs and spices, dining etiquette, and more!
  • Easy access to study online or in Brainscape's mobile apps.
  • A spaced repetition learning system customized to your pace of learning.
  • Lots of scores, analytics, and progress metrics so you can easily track your studies and build good study habits.
  • Social features and leaderboards to see how your progress compares to other people around the world.

Much less expensive than Le Cordon Bleu and just as memorable!

Decks in this class (9)

Cooking Terms
Start with the building blocks of cuisine. Learn the ingredients, techniques, and styles that every chef or connoisseur should know.
278  cards
Effortlessly learn to recognize the best ingredients that the world has to offer, and never be caught off-guard at the snazzy new restaurant or in the gourmet foods aisle of the supermarket.
82  cards
Healthy Food Choices
Start eating smarter! Learn the healthy choices to make when eating and cooking, and shop with the discerning eye of a dietitian.
55  cards
Herbs and Spices
Learn and remember the characteristics of all the major herbs and spices, and start adding some pizazz to your meals.
82  cards
Get smart about your health and learn to identify the most vital vitamins and nutrients for your diet.
34  cards
Sauces and Condiments
Memorize the sauces and condiments that bring variety and life to our meals, from the familiar to the unusual.
92  cards
Table Etiquette
Crucial American standards of formal manners and table setting that everyone should know. Rehearse with Brainscape so that you'll be pitch-perfect at your next dinner party.
36  cards
Basic Sushi Terms
A few dozen basic terms to demystify sushi and sashimi. Understand the Japanese terms and start ordering at sushi restaurants with confidence.
74  cards
Gourmet Recipes
Make sure you know and recognize each of these fundamental dishes, as well as which basic ingredients go into each of them.
72  cards

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