If you feel insecure about kitchen vocabulary, read through the vocabulary list below before you start watching the video!

1. Wordlist

  • kitchen
    • kitchen, kitchens[ˈkɪtʃən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a room or area for preparing food
    • Example:
      • She cooked dinner in the kitchen.
  • oven
    • oven, ovens['ʌvən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device used for baking or heating
    • Example:
      • After one hour, he took the cake out of the oven.
  • refrigerator
    • refrigerator, refrigerators[ɹɪˈfɹɪdʒəɹˌeɪtə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a household appliance used for keeping food fresh by cooling it
    • Example:
      • The milk is in the refrigerator.
      • Synonym(s):
  • cooker
    • cooker, cookers[ˈkʊkə(r)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an electric appliance for cooking food
    • Example:
      • You can take the pot off the cooker, I think the soup is done.
      • Synonym(s):
        stove (AE)
  • cook
    • cook[kʊk](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to prepare food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients
    • Example:
      • He's in the kitchen, cooking.
  • toaster
    • toaster, toasters[ˈtəʊstə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device for toasting bread, English muffins, crumpets, etc.
    • Example:
      • Take the bread out of the toaster, please.
  • crockery
    • crockery[ˈkräkərē](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • plates, dishes and other eating and serving tableware, usually made of some ceramic material
    • Example:
      • Can you take out the crockery, please? We want to eat.
  • cup
    • cup, cups[kʌp](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a vessel from which one drinks, especially coffee or tea
    • Example:
      • Would you like a cup of tea?
  • glass
    • glass, glasses[glæs](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a vessel from which one drinks, especially one made of glass or plastic
    • Example:
      • Would you like a glass of milk?
  • plate
    • plate, plates[pleɪt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a dish from which food is served or eaten
    • Example:
      • She puts food on her plate.
  • bowl
    • bowl, bowls[bəʊl](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a container used to hold, mix or present food, such as salad, fruit or soup, or other items
    • Example:
      • You can’t have any more soup - you’ve already had three bowls.
  • cutlery
    • cutlery[ˈkʌt.lə.ɹi](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a collective ensemble of eating and serving utensils such as knives, forks and spoons
    • Example:
      • We have plates, so we still need cutlery to eat.
      • Synonym(s):
        silverware (AE)
  • spoon
    • spoon, spoons[spuːn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an implement for eating or serving, for stirring food while being prepared
    • Example:
      • People eat soup with a spoon.
  • teaspoon
    • teaspoon, teaspoons[' tiː spuːn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a small spoon used to stir the contents of a cup or glass
    • Example:
      • We hand a teaspoon along with a cup of tea.
  • soup spoon
    • soup spoon, soup spoons(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a spoon to scoop soup out of a pot
    • Example:
      • We're having soup as an entrée, that's why I need a soup spoon now.
  • fork
    • fork, forks[foʊɹk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a utensil with spikes used to put solid food into the mouth, or to hold food down while cutting
    • Example:
      • I need a fork to eat my salad.
  • knife
    • knife, knives[naɪf](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a utensil designed for cutting, consisting of a flat piece of hard material, usually sharpened, attached to a handle
    • Example:
      • I need a knife to cut the meat.
  • saucepan
    • saucepan, saucepans['sɔːspæn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a deep cooking vessel with a handle and sometimes a lid, used for boiling, stewing and making sauces
    • Example:
      • She used a saucepan to boil water for the pasta they were going to have.
  • pan
    • pan, pans[pæn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a flat device for cooking or frying with one long handle, usually made of metal
    • Example:
      • She fries some meat in the pan.
      • Synonym(s):
        frying pan
  • fry
    • fry[fɹaɪ](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to cook (something) in hot fat
    • Example:
      • French fries are fried in very hot fat.
  • pot
    • pot, pots[pɒt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a container used for cooking or storing food
    • Example:
      • I use a pot to cook soup in.
  • microwave
    • microwave, microwaves[ˈmaɪkrəˌweɪv](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an appliance for cooking food using microwave energy
    • Example:
      • The teenager just put the cold food into the microwave.

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Maybe you have come across the fact that in different languages, the small fried potato slices of this video have different names, which are sometimes quite similar.
The French call them "pommes frites", which means "potatoes that are fried". The Germans call them "Pommes" or "Fritten", so they copy the French words and use them in a new way. The English call them "chips". This is confusing for non-native speaker, because in many other countries, "chips" refers to the smaller, cold potato snack. This one the English call "crisps."
While you are watching the video, make notes about the recipe! Just imagine you really want to make these fries yourself and you need the recipe. Of course, make your notes in English! Afterwards you can compare your notes with our sample solution!
  • Cut the potatoes into fairly regular sized chips.
  • Put them in a bowl of water and put them under the tap for about five minutes to clean them.
  • Put the bowl on the oven and cook them for about 10 to 20 minutes in lightly salted water. Don't cook them too long!
  • Put them in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let them dry a little.
  • Fry them for about five minutes at 130°C.
  • Put them back into the fridge for another 30 minutes.
  • Fry them again.

The questions below are about small details that are mentioned in the video. Try to answer them and see how much you understood!
  1. What is "Arran Victory"?
    • A famous battle in the French Revolution.
    • A kind of potato.
    • A famous chef.
  2. Why do you have to be careful that the potato slices are not too thick?
    • They will soak up too much moisture.
    • They will start burning when you put them in the oven.
    • They will be difficult to eat.
  3. How many stages does the recipe in the video have?
    • Two
    • Five
    • Three
  4. How hot is the oil in the frying pan?
    • 120°C
    • 130°C
    • 140°
In the next exercise you always get three words and you have to pick out the one that doesn't match the others. For example:
tree – bird – sing "tree" and "bird" are nouns, "sing" is a verb
So in this case, you would have to mark the word "sing" orange.

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