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Studying different culinary terms, learning and practicing recipes all the time. I am very passionate about food and family. I cook at work and at home.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chiffonade

A knife cutting technique used for shredding herbs and leafy vegetables, such as spinach or basil, into fine thin strips.
In order to chiffonade basil, you would neatly stack the leaves on a pile. Then roll the leaves tightly, lengthwise. Use your knife to thinly slice the leaves to form a beautiful chiffonade of basil. Carefully separate the shreds by lightly fluffing the pile.
Makes a beautiful garnish.