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Introduction to Being a Garde Manger

Introduction to Being a Garde Manger

Cured meats are just one of the things a Garde Manger must know how to do.

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The term garde manger had evolved quite a bit since its original usage. Initially denoting the storage area in which preserved foods such as hams, sausages, and cheeses were held, it now also indicates the station within a professional kitchen where these foods are prepared, the cooks and chefs that preserve these food, as well as the specialization in culinary arts that studies these preservation processes.

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Here is an introduction to garde manger with much more to come:


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