\ˈmil \

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Recommended Dishes Blowfish à la diable; oysters and chipolatas; brouillade with snails; duck frites; rotisserie lobster; calf’s liver; artichoke tagine; mille-feuille; chocolate palette. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Pollak’s tough-love scolding aside, her sort of mille-feuille bed-making is simply passé today, as more and more people look to the European style, where the fitted + duvet cover has long reigned supreme. Liz Krieger, Town & Country, "It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Top Sheets For Good," 20 June 2018 The kitchen is especially adept at dessert, so save room for the pistachio mille-feuille. Fortune, "14 Perfect Date Night Ideas in Cities Around the World," 13 Feb. 2018 The country has so many bewildering layers of regulations that its system is known, unaffectionately, as mille-feuille, a reference to a densely layered pastry. David Segal, New York Times, "As Brexit Looms, Paris Tries a Business Makeover," 10 Dec. 2017 More than just creating a geological mille feuille of our past, scientists warn that this phenomenon is also making a deep impact on our terrestrial future. Starre Vartan, Slate Magazine, "Humans Produce So Much Junk, We Are Creating a New Geological Layer," 29 Mar. 2017 That mille-feuille effect is one of the glories of repertory companies like this one, in which members of a resident troupe of actors play two or three different roles a week in a wide variety of productions. Jesse Green, New York Times, "A First-Time Visitor Inhales Stratford’s Theatrical Perfume," 14 Aug. 2017 Courtesy of Katie Sanders We continued the afternoon traversing Paris and enjoying mille-feuille in the public gardens of the Palais Royal. Katie Sanders, Marie Claire, "Three Generations, Two Young Women, and One Incredible Story of Survival in WWII," 16 May 2017 In a classically Prada move, the murals of the foundation’s canalside home are overlaid in places with cheap, temporary drywall facades — one more kind of layering in this brilliant mille-feuille of a show. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Venice Notebook: Samplers From a Biennale Banquet," 14 May 2017

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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