mise en place

\ ˌmē-ˌzäⁿ-ˈpläs How to pronounce mise en place (audio) \

Definition of mise en place

: a culinary process in which ingredients are prepared and organized (as in a restaurant kitchen) before cooking Wash and chop vegetables the night before the party: Professionals call it mise en place; we call it making life easier.Glamour Mise en place is the religion of all good line cooks.— Anthony Bourdain also : the set of ingredients prepared using this process The class's combined mise en place would amount to thirty-six pounds of mirepoix, big bags of all the other minces, chops, and dices … — Michael Ruhlman

First Known Use of mise en place

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mise en place

borrowed from French, "setting in place, positioning"

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The first known use of mise en place was in 1876

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to take the place or position of

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