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09 January 2006

What is Mirepoix, and where can I buy it? [More:]Or is it only something you can make? I'm gonna make some Wasabi Green Peas from this recipe if I can figure out what Mirepoix is! Help a sister out?
You don't buy it.

Mirepoix is onion, celery, carrot, chopped. That's it.
posted by mudpuppie 09 January | 18:58
Mirepoix. Sorry, ya gotta make it yourself.
posted by bmarkey 09 January | 18:59
That's so not true, Pup O' Noodles - Mirepoix is a Yu-Gi-Oh character. Duh.
posted by Lipstick Thespian 09 January | 19:00
See also.
posted by mudpuppie 09 January | 19:00
And I've never understood it, because my brain translates mirepoix as "Look at the peas!"
posted by mygothlaundry 09 January | 19:01
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It looks like you can buy it, but it seems much cheaper (and easy) to make.
posted by krix 09 January | 19:07
Oh that's so sad :-(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 09 January | 19:08
mgl, me too!
posted by matildaben 09 January | 19:16
There's always VegAll.
posted by mudpuppie 09 January | 19:25
But beware the VegAll fraud....

Please be advised that the toll free telephone number, 800-882-8356, listed on some Veg-All labels is no longer a working telephone number. This 800-telephone number is not associated with Allen Canning Company or Agrilink Foods and instead forwards the caller to an international 900-telephone number, which charges the caller $9.99 per minute. Again, this telephone number is in no way associated with Allen Canning Company or Agrilink Foods. If you need to reach Allen Canning Company, please contact us through our feedback form on this web-site or write to us at Allen Canning Company PO Box 250 Siloam Springs, AR 72761. Allen Canning Company cannot be held liable for any charges incurred as a result of calling the 900-telephone number.

Thank you for your cooperation.
posted by mudpuppie 09 January | 19:36
As bad as canned veggies often are, Veg-All is some seriously nasty shit. It's like the Dinty Moore Beef Stew of the canned vegetable world.

Living a bit farther away from the overflowing cornucopia of fresh produce and food that is California, I have gained an unexpected appreciation for the stability of canned fruits and veggies.

But, Christ, I don't know how people live like this. All the fresh produce here is all nappy, wilted, and dead looking. The produce sections in stores are like half the size of the ones I'm used to, and they all suck, even the upscale stores. Don't even get me started on the mushrooms.

Anyways. Veg-All. Eww. Yuck. Pasty, mealy, tasteless and colorless niblets of mush trying to pretend they were once vegetables.
posted by loquacious 09 January | 19:49
Yet someone respected VegAll enough to perpetuate a fraud with their 800 number. I mean, that's enterprise.
posted by mudpuppie 09 January | 19:53
I developed a taste for VegAll when I was a kid and I haven't ever been able to shake it. It's yummy in chicken pot pie, and I MUST try out the recipe for "chicken a la VegAll" that they have on their website.
posted by sophieblue 09 January | 20:15
Mirepoix – the carrot and onion mixture used for sauces and garnishes is thought to be named after the Duc de Lévis-Mirepoix, 18th-century marshal of France and one of Louis XV's ambassadors. Bit o' the trivia.
posted by Mr T 09 January | 23:19
who decides? || What is the opposite of ice cream?