A mirepoix is a mixture of diced vegetables, carrots, onions and celery (sometimes with ham or bacon), usually sauted in butter.
It is said to have been created in the 18th century by the chef of the Duc de Levis-Mirepoix in France.
Mirepoix is used to flavor stews, soups, stocks, etc.
The usual mixture is 50% onions, and 25% each carrots and celery.
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