The words means 'fried noodles', chow meaning ' fried ' and mein meaning ' noodles ’, in which the noodles are stir-fried with onions, celery and flavoured with soy sauce.
A small onion with a couple of studded cloves securing a bay leaf used to flavour milk for béchamel or bread sauce.
Tomato concassé is the flesh from fresh tomatoes that have been peeled, de-seeded and chopped into a dice
The classic mayonnaise recipe is essentially an emulsion with vinegar and sometimes lemon juice carried in olive oil. The mix is bound together with egg yolk.
There are two main differences between a western Wok and the authentic Chinese item. First the flat bottom, the principle of the Wok and its concave construction is to concentrate and evenly distribute the heat allowing quick cooking, extremely valuable in fuel poor environments.
I use Chorizo in a lot of my cooking as a great flavour packed ingredient for recipes, if you braise or confit the raw Chorizo in oil, as you slowly cook out the sausage meat, the garlic and paprika infuse the cooking oil.