Nerd Word Wednesday!

It is the middle of yet another week and time for our Nerd Word.  

Did you know that there is a name for a mixture of carrots, onions, and celery cooked in butter and used as a base for soup?  Well there is!  This combination of vegetation is called a “mirepoix”.  Now we can all sound like Julia Child the next time we make chicken soup!  

mirepoix |mi(ə)rˈpwä|


-Chopped vegetables, (usually onion, celery, and carrots), sweated in butter and/or oil and used in soups, sauces, stews or braised dishes.  

Have a wonderful week!


Pedantic Foodie