March 18, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Diced Onions, carrots and celery—it sounds pedestrian, but carefully proportioned, this combination of aromatics possesses great culinary prowess. Since being discovered (allegedly) by the 18th century chef of French Duc de Levis-Mirepoix, Mirepoix [meer-pwah] has served as a standard sumptuous flavor base for so many different soups, sauces, stews and roasted meats.
Trader Joe's Mirepoix: 1/2 onion: 3 carrots: 3 celery stalks comes pre-chopped, pre-packaged and ready to be used raw, roasted or sautéed with butter. It's a time saver and a flavor creator. At just $2.99 for each 14.5 ounce tub, it's a great value.
Cannellini, Kaleidoscope Chard & Sausage Soup — Get the recipe!
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