à l'ancienne

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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 fricassées. 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]

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Sub Category: Cooking Terms

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