maison

Pronunciation: [may-ZOHN]

French for "house." On a menu, such a designation—like pâté maison—refers to a specialty of the house or to the fact that the dish was made by the house chef.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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