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chaudfroid

or chaud-froid

[French shoh-frwah] /French ʃoʊˈfrwɑ/
noun
1.
a cooked dish of fowl or game, served cold with aspic, jelly, or a sauce.
2.
the aspic glaze covering the cold food.
Origin of chaudfroid
1890-1895
1890-95; < French: literally, hot-cold, equivalent to chaud (< Latin cal(i)dus; see caldarium) + froid < Latin frīgidus frigid
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Examples from the Web for chaudfroid
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  • If the chaudfroid says nothing to you, will you not try the mousse?

    The Monster

    Edgar Saltus
  • Serve with it a Mayonnaise, Barnaise, or Tartare sauce; or some of the chaudfroid sauce diluted.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • The latter is the method used for chaudfroid dishes, which are usually much ornamented.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
British Dictionary definitions for chaudfroid

chaudfroid

/ʃofrwa/
noun
1.
a sweet or savoury jellied sauce used to coat cold meat, chicken, etc
Word Origin
literally: hot-cold (because prepared as hot dish, but served cold)
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