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 skewer    [SKYOO-uhr]

n . A long, thin, pointed rod that comes in various sizes. Skewers are made of metal or wood; the former often has a ring at one end. They're most often used to hold meat in place during cooking, as well as to skewer meat and vegetables to be grilled for SHISH KEBAB. The best skewers are square or flat — shapes that hold food securely when moved. skewer v.  To impale small pieces of food on skewers.

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Material adapted from the The New Food Lover's Companion

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THE FOOD LOVER'S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst.


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