à l'ancienne

à l’Ancienne — a French expression meaning “old-fashioned.” When referring to bread or mustard, it usually means whole grain. When à l’Ancienne is applied to meats, it often means braised meat, stews or fricass√©es. When applied to Pilchards, it means flash-fried in oil before being canned, rather than being canned raw and then cooked in the tin — [ah lawn-SYAN]

Cuisine: French

Category: Glossary

Sub Category: Cooking Terms