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Accolade



En accolade is an architectural term, occasionally used in cooking to describe a method of food presentation.

It means two pieces of the same or like food on a plate arranged to lean on each other. It is also often applied to two cooked small birds on a platter.



Language Notes

"Accolade" come to mean "honours", from a ceremonial embraces that were originally in Knighting ceremonies. The word comes from the French word "accoler", meaning to embrace (coming in turn from the Latin "accolire": "ad" plus "collum" meaning neck.)


"En accolade" is also used in furniture making.

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Also called:

En accolade (French); Karniesbogen, Kielbogen (German)

Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Accolade." CooksInfo.com. Published 26 June 2004; revised 08 December 2010. Web. Accessed 12/14/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/accolade>.

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