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Old 05-02-2008, 09:45 AM   #11
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I am confused. I never defined anything. But you are right that what i said does not fit Andy's definition of broth.
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Old 05-02-2008, 09:46 AM   #12
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What do you call the result of simmering either vegetables or meats (without bones) in water?
If the liquid is made with meat, and or skins, it is technically a stock. If it is made purely with Veggies, as GB stated, it is a broth.

And as a point of information, you can make a stock from nothing but skins and ofal, such as fish stock, or turkey stock, using only the skins and innards. Historically, stocks were often made from the parts of critters that no one eats, the heads, carcases, even feet. Of course all feathers, scales, and furn were removed first.

If you google the terms, you can find the origins of both terms. If I recall, they are both derived from European definitions, espcecially British and Doiche.

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Old 05-02-2008, 10:10 AM   #13
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Either way it wouldn't have fit your original definition. But I wasn't trying to have a go, just noting an omission within the definition wherever it sat.

I guess I could argue that when I said meat I included vegetable meats. But, in fact, you can make a broth from lots of different food items. Lemon grass broth, broccoli broth, etc.
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So would it be fair to say that broth is just a savory flavored water?
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So would it be fair to say that broth is just a savory flavored water?

...made without bones.
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So would it be fair to say that broth is just a savory flavored water?

Does it have to be savory?
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I originally did not include the word savory, but then I started thinking about things like lemonade. Would that be considered broth?
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I originally did not include the word savory, but then I started thinking about things like lemonade. Would that be considered broth?

Not an easy question to answer.

I was thinking of something like a cold strawberry and mint soup for a summer meal. Is it strawberry juice in the bowl or is it strawberry broth? Does it have to be cooked to be a broth?
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According to Websters, broth is:

liquid in which meat, fish, cereal grains, or vegetables have been cooked
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So, according to that definition, you can't have a tomato broth?
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