Mise en place is French for ‘put in place.’ And it’s a sort of philosophy for cooks, centering around organizing and creating a plan for cooking efficiently. I tagged along with Journal-World features reporter Nadia Imafidon and photographer Richard Gwin into a home kitchen to create videos of mise en place in action. In these shorts, Elif Andac-Jones, who throws a lot of dinner parties, prepares elements of her dishes before she actually begins cooking them.
Mise en place: Making filled phyllo dough from Alma Bahman on Vimeo.
Mise en place: Making orange almond chocolate flourless cake from Alma Bahman on Vimeo.