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meez
 n.— «Literally “put in place,” mise en place is the kitchen term for your set up, the gathering and preparation of all the tools and food you need to complete the task at hand; mise en place can refer to a cook’s organization on the line before the evening’s service (line cooks often refer to it simply as “meez” and can be extremely territorial about their own); mise en place can refer to the wooden spoon, wine, stock, rice, and salt you gather before starting a risotto.» —“One Life, One Blog” by Michael Ruhlman One Life, One Blog Feb. 4, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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