What is the difference between Aspic and Gelatin?

The difference between aspic and gelatin

is that "aspic" is a dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatine, jelly-like substance made from a meat stock or consommé and "gelatin" is a protein derived through partial hydrolysis of the collagen extracted from animal skin, bones, cartilage, ligaments, etc.

aspic

gelatin

Noun

  • A dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatine, jelly-like substance made from a meat stock or consommé.
  • (obsolete, poetic) An asp, a small venomous snake of Egypt.
  • A piece of ordnance carrying a 12-pound shot.

Exemple

  • “I don’t know what you mean, Mr. Wynand,” whispered Keating. His eyes fixed upon the tomato aspic on his salad plate; it was soft and shivering; it made him sick.
  • This is an aspic’s trail: and these fig-leaves / Have slime upon them, such as the aspic leaves.

Adjective

  • Aspish; relating to an asp, a small venomous snake of Egypt.

Exemple

  • Timeless mother, / How is it that your aspic ******* / For once vent honey?

Noun

  • A protein derived through partial hydrolysis of the collagen extracted from animal skin, bones, cartilage, ligaments, etc.
  • An edible jelly made from this material.
  • A thin, translucent membrane used as a filter for photography or for theatrical lighting effects.

Synonyms

  • E441 when used as a gelling agent

Related terms

  • gel

Examples

  • For both images I placed a Kodak 4.0 neutral-density gelatin filter over the lens to reduce the Sun’s brightness.