One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A preparation of shredded or finely cut leaf vegetables, used as a garnish for soup.
- ‘Cut very finely across the roll to create a chiffonnade.’
- ‘From its juicy, tart cormeal-crusted tomatoes to its smoky bacon, from its wispy lettuce chiffonade to its grilled, home-style wheat bread, this Smith creation warrants a visit all by itself.’
French, from chiffonner ‘to crumple’.
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