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A mirepoix is the basic mix of three vegetables - onions, carrots and celery - that is used as the base of flavor for many French dishes. Traditionally made up in the ratio of 2:1:1 (onions : carrot : celery), the ratio is usually adjusted by chefs according to the meal they are preparing.  

The mirepoix is used either raw, roasted or sauteed in butter before being added into a dish, usually a stew, soup or sauce.