From French kitchens comes the term mise en place. It means "put in place: readiness, preparedness, preparation, having everything in place and ready to go," a beautiful term for an excellent habit.
"MISE EN PLACE"
French for "a putting into place," the term "mise en place" is used most often to talk about cooking. It means the act or process of putting everything in place before you cook.
"The closing waiters rely on the opening mise en place, and the opening waiters depend on the closing responsibilities having been carried out the night before."
Explain the meaning of "mise en place" without saying "meticulous preparation" or "getting all your ducks in a row."
Fill in the blanks: "After my mise en place is complete, with _____ neatly laid out, I _____."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. The opposite of MISE EN PLACE is
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