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Duskygrin
02-02-2007, 12:35 PM
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Sin Studly
02-02-2007, 02:11 PM
We say "thicken", "cook down" or "boil down".

T-6005
02-02-2007, 02:19 PM
I'm no good with cooking terms so I had no answer.

The Talking Pie
02-02-2007, 02:53 PM
I would just use the word 'simmer'.

The Talking Pie
02-02-2007, 03:22 PM
Maybe "let it rest/settle/sit" or something akin to that?

Tizzalicious
02-02-2007, 04:12 PM
I think you are looking for "binding"

"Let it simmer until it (the sauce?) binds"

That is, if you mean that it gets thicker, like it's watery at first, but then it turns into a more saucy substance.

Tizzalicious
02-02-2007, 04:18 PM
In that case, I have no idea. So all the ingredients are solid?

Tizzalicious
02-02-2007, 04:29 PM
Ah okay, I get what you mean now, I don't know the word though :( I can't even think of the Dutch one, so I can't look it up either :(

Tizzalicious
02-02-2007, 04:36 PM
Boiling down seems to be more when it was a lot more watery, and the water evaporates. Or at least that's what my English - Dutch dictionary made it seem like.

Settling I can't find at all, not in a cooking-meaning at least.

Oh well.

HornyPope
02-02-2007, 04:40 PM
It's okay Tizz, translating is very hard.

*hug*

Tizzalicious
02-02-2007, 04:45 PM
Oh actually, I looked for the dutch word "inkoken" ("to boil in"?) and it said: either "reduce" or "boil down", reduce being the first choice, so it was just almost the same as the french :P

Betty
02-03-2007, 04:46 PM
Hey Maria, I think the word you're actually looking for is "to reduce." Seriously, it's an exact translation, and it's definitely a cooking term.

http://www.cdkitchen.com/features/glossary/definition/Reduce

HornyPope
02-03-2007, 05:00 PM
Hey Maria, at what age did you learn to cook?

p.s. Do you correct people who pronounce your name "Marie"?

Betty
02-03-2007, 05:02 PM
I just realized Tizz said something about that just above... I thought I had skimmed the whole topic to see what people said...

HornyPope
02-03-2007, 05:05 PM
You obviously don't care about other BBS'ers opinion (because you don't read it carefully enough as you ought to!)

HornyPope
02-03-2007, 05:13 PM
Will your wounds ever heal, Maria? Could we be perhaps... on speaking terms... ever again?
No, nothing will ever matter once we're gone the face of the earth. Nothing! My soul cries and fumes. Oh you woeful nothingness!

HornyPope
02-03-2007, 05:29 PM
I will wait for that moment from this day on until forever.
Au revoir!