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Mirepoix: A Great Base for Plant-Based Cooking

Mirepoix is a fancy French term for what many good cooks have been doing for centuries: beginning their dish by sautéeing a mix of aromatic vegetables to create a “backbone” of flavor. It’s an especially important technique for plant-based cooking that doesn’t use bone or meat-based broths for flavor.

The classic French mirepoix consists of onions, celery, carrots, and leeks. But this quick video demonstrates how you can tailor your mirepoix to suit any cuisine: use garlic, ginger, and lemongrass for Asian cooking, for instance, or add tomatoes and garlic for a Mediterranean profile.

This video is available to Elm City Market customers through our partnership with Rouxbe online cooking school.

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