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  • noun The preparations to cook, having the ingredients ready, such as cuts of meat, relishes, sauces, par-cooked items, spices, freshly chopped vegetables, and other components that are required for the menu and recipes ingredients measured out, washed, chopped and placed in individual bowls; and equipment such as spatulas and blenders prepared, and oven preheated.
  • noun The preparation and layouts that are set up and used by line cooks at their stations in a commercial or restaurant kitchen.


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From French, meaning "set in place."


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  • The religion of Anthony Bourdain.

    September 5, 2008

  • Ha! Yes! "Don't mess with my mise."

    September 5, 2008

  • Mise en place, everything in place, a term used in professional kitchens to describe the, prepared ingredients necessary to execute, the menu items.

    " You better have your mise en place ready, dude, we are gonna get slammed in about ten minutes, and if you end up weeded, I'm not going to be able to bail you out, pinche tortuga!"

    September 20, 2009