- From French chinois (Wiktionary)
“(The chinois is too slow for most pureeing tasks-and I don't have a stand for it - so it makes my arms ache-it's very big.)”
“A chinois is usually really, really fine mesh screen”
“A chinois is a conical, fine-mesh strainer used not only to strain but also to create a fine texture.”
“When a recipe calls for straining a sauce through a fine sieve, the best is a conical sieve called a chinois.”
“Jessica Boone for the Wall Street Journal Restaurants use a piece of equipment called a "chinois" to strain sauces and soups.”
“Français · Chine: Dialogue avec Anti-CNN, le site des patriotes chinois”
“Français · Réactions de blogueurs chinois aux élections japonaises”
“Though chinois actually comes from the French adjective for Chinese, I did not intent this to be a Chinese restaurant in the same way most people thought then -- spring rolls, chow mien, spare ribs, shrimp with lobster sauce.”
“Pour tomato puree into a cheesecloth-lined strainer (chinois) set over an appropriate sized draining pan (bainmarie).”
“Audiences at a growing number of theaters can order such dishes as chinois chicken salad rolls or limoncello-tossed shrimp.”
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