kejlina (kejlina) wrote in vegancooking,

The Cook's Thesaurus

I found this super duper awesome website, The Cook's Thesaurus!

It has all sorts of helpful information. For example:

The yeast page! Ever wonder about the difference between brewer's yeast, baking yeast, nutritional yeast, and yeast extract? ever wonder what a wine ball was, or how to make sourdough starter? Well now you can find out :D

The oats page: So you've been itching to try the vegan haggis recipe over at, but you can't seem to find pinhead oats at your local bulk food store. Fear not! According to this page, pinhead oats are also called scotch oats, porridge oats, steel-cut oats, and Irish oatmeal.

The vegetable pages! So you've got a recipe that calls for five pounds of Swedes, and you're upset because your friend Gunnar says you can't take five pounds from him. What do to, what to do? Well, this helpful page will tell you that "swede" is just another word for rutabaga or yellow turnip, so you can leave Gunnar alone already :)

What else will you find on this website? Lotus root, burdock, arugula, triticale, bean curd skins, loganberries......if you've ever wondered what the hell any of this stuff is, now's your chance to find out.

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