Culinary Dictionary  "J"

Our ever growing online community Dictionary and Food and Culinary Terms, Phrases and Cooking Techniques that begin with the letter J.



Juice. The natural liquid this can be extracted from fruits, vegetables, meats, and poultry. To Juice or “Juicing” also refers to the process of extracting juice from foods.

Jelly Roll

Jelly Roll. A dessert made by spreading a filling on a sponge cake and ‘rolling’ it up into a log shape. When other foods are shaped “jelly-roll-style,” it refers to rolling them into a log shape with fillings inside. In non-cooking terms Jelly Roll can also be used in place of ‘Beer Belly’.


Jambalaya is amazing if done right and is made up of a number of various of rice-based dishes common in Louisiana Cajun or Creole cooking; most often with shrimp, oysters, chicken or ham.


Refers to cutting food(s) into thin strips, roughly (but not carved in stone) the size of a match stick. If you order a Julienne salad, the ingredients are not the size of a match stick. I’m just saying…