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Current Usage[edit]

Panache of vegetables[edit]

Much as I dislike the term, it is a very common 'current use' of the term to denote a flamboyantly-presented dish of food (or 'mixed veg' as it generally turns out to be). I tried to find a source to demonstrate this that was notable enough to reference but all I can get are online menus of dubious quality and resilience. Does anyone have a good enough source that we can use to include this here? Like, a treatsie on culinary terms...?

panache - this might help[edit] 12:31, 7 March 2013 (UTC)"Panache - Mixed, multi coloured ice cream or jelly in a mould. Also mixed fruits or vegetables. Derived from the Italian word pennacchio meaning ‘plume of feathers’." from I must confess I don't like it either. It's just masking mundane mixtures behind a created word. 'bouquetiere' was used in my day but I guess that would be considered pretentious now! 12:31, 7 March 2013 (UTC)