This is the first post of a new series I will be starting called Nerd Word Wednesdays. Each Wednesday I will introduce a new culinary term which you may or may not know, so together we can broaden our culinary vocabulary. What could be more fun? Here is the first installment
Nerd Word No. 1
chiffonade |ˌ sh ifəˈnād; -ˈnäd| (also chiffonnade)
noun ( pl. same)
a preparation of shredded or finely cut leaf vegetables, used as a garnish for soup.
This term is often used in reference to mint or basil. Enjoy sounding “cheffy” this week. Happy Independence Day!