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Kitchen Essentials: Mise En Place

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Kitchen Essentials: Mise En Place

  Some consider it merely a cooking technique.  Others a way of life.  Mise en place, a french term meaning 'put in place' or 'everything in its place' is one of the first techniques taught to and practiced by virtually every professional chef. In a restaurant, the fresh herbs and vegetables are chopped, the sauces and stocks are cooked, the meats are marinated and the cheese is grated all before the first order hits the kitchen. In fact, pre-organizing the ingredients and tools needed for a recipe helps streamline the cooking process in the home kitchen as well as the...

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