what does cuil mean in french cooking?
i have a translate recipe for a french dish and the word cuil is everywhere in it and i can not find a translation for the word
- CubCurLv 61 decade ago
That would be a hard one to find in a dictionary, 'cuil' is a shorthand abbreviation for 'cuillère' or 'spoon' and for 'cuillerée' or 'spoonful'. Context should show you which is meant.
'cuillère à café' = coffee spoon = tsp
'cuillère à thé' = teaspoon = tsp
'cuillère à soupe' = soup spoon = tbs
'une cuillerée [no qualifier]' (of cream, pesto or another gloopy substance) = a dollop
Hope this helpsSource(s): prof. pâtissier.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I'm guessing it has to do with SPOON. Cuiller is a spoon.