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.