What is a chiffonade of basil?
It is a technique used to chop herbs. Roll the basil leaves tightly and using a sharp knife, gently chop the basil on the diagonal.
Chiffonade is a very pretty word for the very simple process of slicing basil or any other delicate herb into very thin ribbons. A chiffonade of basil means : To stack, roll and slice very thin ribbons with a Sharp Knife.
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