Mise en place means “everything in its place”. Credit: Shutterstock

28. Mise en Place Bowls

In French, the phrase “mise en place” means “everything in its place.” This is essential for a professional kitchen. Sous chefs usually prepare the ingredients for a recipe by measuring out everything perfectly and putting them in mise en place bowls. Then, when the head chef comes over to get the cooking done, they have everything ready for them straight away.

Some people use mise en place bowls for snacks. Credit: Amazon

When you are cooking at home, it is not absolutely necessary for you to have mise-en-place bowls. However, they really do help with organization and speed.  This becomes crucial when you are making a huge meal on a day like Thanksgiving. Basically, these bowls are used when you have a lot of preparation that must be done ahead of time. And when you are not using them for cooking purposes, a lot of people reuse them for little bowls of snacks, or for dips like salsa at parties.