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Old 12-15-2006, 02:44 AM   #1
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Pique

is pique an onion segment/clove/bayleaf?
tests & practicals since our class cycle is drawing near..... whew!!!!!
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cooking school is great, yet these tests get your heart jumpy!.....
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:24 AM   #2
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Do you mean "piquin" which is a pepper.
Pique is an annoyance, as in, I reacted with a fit of pique.
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:41 AM   #3
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From a Food Network recipe: "This is called an onion pique. Place the onion pique into the saucepan and add the milk." (It says a pique is when you attach a bay leaf to an onion with a clove).

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Old 12-15-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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I am glad that you are enjoying Cooking School and tests can be hard. Piquin is a pepper.
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Old 12-16-2006, 10:24 PM   #5
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excellent, thanks! 'twas onion/clove/bay!
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:47 PM   #6
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Luvs,

It was in the cards for you to learn the onion/clove/bay combination-----it's also a very old fashioned French card game which also goes by the other spelling of "piquet". Thanks, Barbara, for the research.
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:20 AM   #7
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Do that when making stock. Never knew it was called a pique.

Did a bit of web browsing and have a question.

Is it pronounced peek, as in the fit of, or pee-kay, or something of that sort.

Sounds French, so I am going with the pee-kay but truly have no idea.
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Did a bit of web browsing and have a question.

Is it pronounced peek, as in the fit of, or pee-kay, or something of that sort.

Sounds French, so I am going with the pee-kay but truly have no idea.
Yes, auntdot, it is French. There is also a fabric called pique. The French pronunciation would be something like "pEkay," with slightly more emphasis on the "E" portion of the sound.
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:54 PM   #9
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This is basically the traditional flavoring for Bechamel, besides salt and white pepper.

So I take it you're in your Saucier course now? Do you need to make all five Mother Sauces for your practical exam or just a few?
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:22 PM   #10
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Thanks Katie, I hate to learn a new word without the pronunciation.

Sorta piques me off I guess one might say. Sorry about that, couldn't resist.
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