Blanching

Excluding light from certain vegetables, including the stems of celery and leeks, and the leaves of chicory, in order to maximise tenderness and flavour

Blanching

[horticulture] Blanching is a technique used in vegetable growing. Young shoots of a plant are covered to exclude light to prevent photosynthesis and the production of chlorophyll, and thus remain pale in color. Different methods used include covering with soil (hilling or earthing up) or with solid materials such as board or terracotta pot...
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Blanching

Covering and excluding daylight from crops such as endives and chicory, which makes their leaves pale, tender and less bitter.
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Blanching

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blanch
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blanching

(from the article `boiling`) ...generally approaching the boiling temperature, the surface of the water breaks into small bubbles; simmering, in a covered or open pan, is ... ...to be packed, since it is desirable to can foods as quickly as possible after harvesting. The canning process itself consists of several stages: ... Blanchin...
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blanching

(from the article `coin`) ...of the correct length (and hence weight) were next cut from the rod by chisel and then, with several annealings, were beaten to the appropriate ...
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Blanching

Immersing food quickly in boiling water to whiten it, as in sweetbreads, or to remove skin, e.g. peaches and tomatoes. Vegetables which are to be frozen and kept for a certain length of time are blanched to destroy enzymes and preserve the colour, flavour and texture.
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Blanching

Milky areas in paint or varnish; a scattering of light from granulation in aged films. Blanching Examples
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Blanching

[coinage] Blanching is the whitening of metal, by various means, such as soaking in acid or by coating with tin. This term is commonly used in coinage, in which pieces are given a lustre and brilliance before images are struck into the surface. The ancient method of blanching involved putting the pieces, after heating, in a large vessel of ...
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Blanching

[cooking] Blanching is a cooking process wherein the food substance, usually a vegetable or fruit, is plunged into boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval, and finally plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water (shocked) to halt the cooking process. The meaning of blanching is `to whiten`, but this is not always...
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Blanching

Excluding light from the stems and/or leaves of certain vegetable crops in order to make them white.
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Blanching

A whitening or decoloring of the usually green parts of plants, as in celery or endive when it is prepared for use.
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