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A glossary of culinary terms providing cooking definitions for easy reference!

Mince

Mincing is a knife technique where ingredients are cut into fine uniform pieces. Mincing can be accomplished with a chef’s knife and is a finer cut than dicing or chopping.

Kitchen Knifes On The Brown Wooden Table

Macchiato

An espresso drink that can be served either short or long. Of all the drinks made from milk and espresso, the macchiato has the highest ratio of espresso to milk.  The drink consists of mostly espresso, with just a dash of milk, usually foamed, to add sweetness.

Coffee beans for a macchiato

Mirepoix

A mixture of diced vegetables (usually two parts onions,  one part carrots, and one part celery). This mixture is sautéed over medium-low heat in order to sweeten the vegetables, and it provides a flavour base for many dishes.

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