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mise en place

or mise-en-place

[ mee zahn plos ]

noun

, French.
  1. the gathering and preliminary preparation of the ingredients and equipment to be used in cooking or serving food:

    The chef started the mise en place for the curry: chopping tomatoes, cutting onions, and measuring spices.

  2. the ingredients and equipment gathered and prepared before cooking:

    The dish is the perfect size for minced herbs and other mise-en-place you need within easy reach of the stove.



mise en place

/ miz ɑ̃ plas /

noun

  1. (in a restaurant kitchen) the preparation of equipment and food before service begins


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mise en place1

First recorded in 1860–65; French: literally, “a putting in place”
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Example Sentences

These glasses will hold your wine, yes, but they are also an interior designer’s dream, applying themselves readily to creatively vivid table settings and dining room mise en place.

From Eater

Well, since you asked, they are offered in an array of sizes that are great for holding your mise en place or tossing a large salad for your next dinner party.

The industry notion of mise en place — everything in its place, ready to go — makes for less labor come mealtime.

Professional chefs refer to the technique of getting everything kitchen-ready as mise en place, or “everything in its place.”

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