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An espresso drink that can be served either short or long. Of all the drinks made from milk and espresso, the macchiato has the highest ratio of espresso to milk.  The drink consists of mostly espresso, with just a dash of milk, usually foamed, to add sweetness.

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A mixture of diced vegetables (usually two parts onions,  one part carrots, and one part celery). This mixture is sautéed over medium‐low heat in order to sweeten the vegetables, and it provides a flavour base for many dishes.

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