Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Culinary Tripod
Once while trying to recall the word "mirepoix," the flavor triumvirate of classic French cooking, the word she said was "tripod." That's appropriate, since mirepoix is made of the three ingredients on which well rounded stocks, sauces and dishes are built. Onion, carrot and celery harmonize, each bestowing its unique sweetness, depth and body to the dish.
Mirepoix makes a sturdy, three-footed culinary foundation, so she's right. It IS a tripod!