Today's Words Are:
Fromage Blanc: This is a simple uncooked, unmolded, unripened cheese. The original is made with no fat but some makers use fat to increase the texture and taste. It has a smooth, thick, creamy texture like sour cream. It has a tart taste. Fromage Blanc is used in cooking, as a spread or over fruit. Using herbs in it make for a great spread on breads.
Coq Au Vin: Classic French dish consisting of chicken pieces, mushrooms and onions cooked in salt pork fat or bacon fat, then simmered in red wine with herbs.
Dacquoise: A dessert of rounds of baked, nut flavored meringues, stacked and filled with sweetened cream or buttercream icing. It's mostly served chilled, often with fruits like peaches or apricot. (Also know as or similar to Marjolaine)
To Mount: (French) "Monte` au beurre" (to lift with butter). A cooking techique using small cubes of cold, unsalted butter whisked into a sauce just before serving to add flavor, texture and gloss.