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A seasoning composed of finely diced sautéed vegetables and herbs and sometimes diced ham, bacon, or salt pork.

[After Charles Pierre Gaston François de Lévis, Duc de Mirepoix (1699-1757), French diplomat.]
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(Cookery) a mixture of sautéed root vegetables used as a base for braising meat or for various sauces
[French, probably named in honour of C. P. G. F. de Lévis, Duke of Mirepoix, 18th-century French general]
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Manning likes a ratio of 50 percent onion and 25 percent each of carrot and celery for her mirepoix, aka the base of many broths and soups.
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Del Monte offers a variety of whole fresh products like tomatoes, bell peppers, onions and potatoes that can be used for side dishes, as well as fresh cut vegetables, which consist of butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, mirepoix, kabob kits and pepper strips.
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