Real English: KITCHEN and COOKING Vocabulary


Benjamin: Hi there, and welcome back. Today
we are using the vocabulary of cooking; foods and ways of cooking, and we’re going to learn
to create a dish whilst practicing our English. So, what are we cooking today? Speaker 2: Well, we are starting by making
a sauce for some spaghetti bolognese. And here, I have some chorizo from Spain, which
I’m actually going to fry with these onions which I’ve already started
frying with some olive oil. Benjamin: Perfect. So, this is quite a low heat,
a small heat at the moment. Is that right? Speaker 2: Yes, it is. We don’t
want it to be too high, in case… Benjamin: What? The heat.
Not too hot. Speaker 2: The heat. Not too hot, in case
the chorizo burns or the onions burn. Benjamin: Chorizo, that’s the meat.
Okay? Speaker 2: The meat. It’s a Spanish meat.
You can’t ever have enough chorizo. Benjamin: Sorry if you’re vegetarian. We’ll
do a vegetarian one next time. So, we are stirring. Yeah? That’s
mixing, isn’t it? Speaker 2: And this
is a frying pan. Benjamin: And it’s on… What is it on?
It’s on top of a… Speaker 2: A hob. Benjamin: A hob. It’s an electric hob that
is providing the heat. So, how long do we stir it for? Speaker 2: Well, we are going to stir it and
cook this until the chorizo is nice and crunchy. Benjamin: Hard, little hard. Speaker 2: And I’m also going to be adding some
garlic. I’m going to add some garlic to… Benjamin: Great. Let’s
chop the garlic. Speaker 2: Yes, and you can
do this over the top… Benjamin: These are
very thin slices, thin. Speaker 2: Of the frying pan. Okay? Thin slices
of garlic. The reason we add the garlic at the end is so that it doesn’t burn,
because garlic takes less time… Benjamin: A little time. Speaker 2: To cook than
onions and chorizo. Benjamin: She must be careful with her
fingers, because it is a sharp knife. Speaker 2: Very. Now, later, we’re going to
be adding the spaghetti bolognese… Sorry, not the spaghetti bolognese. Benjamin: The spaghetti. Speaker 2: The spaghetti, the spaghetti, not
the sauce, to the hot boiling water. So… Benjamin: Boiling, when it has bubbles. Okay?
Little bubble, bubble, bubble. Then we put the spaghetti in. Speaker 2: Yes. And as we… And I’m sure
you know, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes for the spaghetti to cook, and then we
will put it into this sieve to drain it. Benjamin: Great. Wow. Speaker 2: So maybe you can
come back later, Benjamin. Benjamin: Yeah, maybe we’ll come back later
when the water is ready for the spaghetti. I’ll go and get the spaghetti.
Okay. Speaker 2: I’m going to add a few herbs. This
is thyme-okay?-which we grew earlier this year. Okay? So it smells really nice. It smells
a little bit like lemon. So we add this herb to the sauce once… Well, once we’ve added the
garlic. Okay? And you can never have enough garlic-okay?-in a sauce, so I’m going to add
a little bit more. But I will see you later, once we get the spaghetti going. Benjamin: So, welcome back, and we’ve put
the spaghetti in, and it’s boiling in the water. It’s heating. It’s getting hotter in
the water. The spaghetti. The spaghetti is cooking, isn’t it? Speaker 2: It is. And
here is my sieve. Benjamin: This is a sieve. Speaker 2: And it’s ready
to be sieved. Okay? Benjamin: To drain,
to be drained. Speaker 2: So, Benji, if you’d like to hold the
sieve over the sink and I will now pour… Benjamin: Careful.
It’s hot water. Speaker 2: Spaghetti. Benjamin: I’m sure you’ve all
cooked spaghetti before. Speaker 2: Yeah, everybody knows how to do
this. Okay. And now if you could pop that on top of the sauce pan, Benji? Benjamin: I’ll just drain the water a little
bit, get rid of the water. Like that? Speaker 2: Yes. Benjamin: Great. Speaker 2: Thank you. Okay, so as you can
see, it’s steaming. It’s very, very hot. Benjamin: Steaming. Speaker 2: This is called steam. Benjamin: This, this stuff here, this is
hot, it’s coming off, steaming, yeah. Speaker 2: Steaming. Okay, so now I’m going
to move this over here to my plates… Are ready for my guests.
Here’s the sauce. Benjamin: We have some herbs, some
green leaves, some herbs in here. Speaker 2: This herb is actually called, because
we put thyme in before from this plant here, this herb is called coriander.
Okay? Benjamin: A bit of that, mm-hmm. Speaker 2: Okay, brilliant. Now, if I just
open my drawer here, I’m going to get… Benjamin: This is a drawer,
a drawer, a drawer. Mm-hmm. Speaker 2: Okay. And these are some… A spoon,
a giant spoon and a giant fork. Okay? To help me… Okay? Benjamin: Dish out. Serve out. Speaker 2: Serve the spaghetti. Benjamin: On to the plate. Speaker 2: On to the plate, yes. Benjamin: Great. Speaker 2: Then, on top of that… In fact,
Benji, if you could get a spoon, please. Okay? Just a teaspoon. Okay? I’m going to add a
little bit of this crème fraîche. Crème fraîche. Okay? Which is… It’s like
cream, but it’s a little bit sour. Benjamin: Sour, bitter.
Speaker 2: It’s normally… Benjamin: Strong taste. Speaker 2: It’s normally
healthier than… Benjamin: It’s good for you. Speaker 2: Yeah, the ladies like a little
crème fraîche instead of cream. It’s meant to be a little healthier. Okay. So now,
Benji, if you could pop a little dollop on… Benjamin: A spoon, a dollop. Speaker 2: Of the crème fraîche on top of the sauce. Benjamin: A dollop, a spoon. My fingers are
clean. Don’t worry, you’re not eating it. Speaker 2: Okay, now we need the pepper. Benji, could
you go and grab the pepper? It’s on the table. Benjamin: Did you
say “Benjamin”? Speaker 2: Benjamin, Benjamin. Okay, brilliant.
So I’m going to carry on serving this; a little
bit of team work. Benjamin: Shall I grind the pepper?
Speaker 2: Yes, grind it on top. Benjamin: We say: “We grind
the pepper.” Like that. Speaker 2: Okay, perfect. And then
I’m going to do the next plate. Benjamin: Now we’ll
do the next one. Speaker 2: Okay. So, same as before.
Benjamin’s going to put a dollop of… Benjamin: Crème fraîche Speaker 2: Crème fraîche on top of the
spaghetti. Okay, and a bit of pepper to season. When we season food… Benjamin: We give
it more flavour. Speaker 2: More flavour. Benjamin: Salt, pepper, herbs,
spices, that’s seasoning. Speaker 2: Seasoning. Benjamin: Like seasons. It’s different. So
in the U.K., we have spring, summer, autumn, winter, these different seasons. We’re
giving the food different flavours. Speaker 2: Okay, could
you take those out? Benjamin: I’ll take
those to the table. Speaker 2: Just two more. Okay, so a little bit
of spaghetti on that plate, and my last bit. Benjamin: Then the only other thing
we need is knives and forks. Speaker 2: Which are in there. Benjamin: In the drawer. They’re
in the drawer, aren’t they? Speaker 2: Yes. Okay. So the last bit of the
sauce, just going to spoon it out from my saucepan. Okay? And hope that my guests are
very hungry. I’m actually very hungry now. Okay. Been quite late. Benjamin: The guests. The guests are the people
who are coming to eat. Okay? So we have two guests today. And well, hopefully they like
the food. I think that’s pretty much it. Speaker 2: I think it is. Benjamin: So today we’ve learnt about cooking
spaghetti. Okay? We’ve learnt the different foods. We’ve got spaghetti. We’ve learned
words like: “boiling”, we’ve learned words like “drawer”, we’ve learned “knives”, “forks”,
we’ve learned to “serve” food up, we’ve learned to “season” food. What I want you to do now is go to www.engvid.com
and take the quiz so you remember these words. Okay? Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube
channel, Benjamin, so you get more videos. You also feature in the Chatting Up Women
Like James Bond. It’s quite a good one to see. And if you want any other help, then
check the link to Exquisite English. Thank you for watching.
See you next time. Speaker 2: Bye. Bon appetite.

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