financière, à la

Pronunciation: [fee-nah<em>n</em>-SYEHR]

French for "baker's style," alluding to the expensive ingredients in this French haute cuisine preparation. Such dishes (which can range from meat to poultry) are garnished with a mélange of truffles,quenelles, kidneys, sweetbreads and madeira. Financière preparations are often served in a vol-au-vent.

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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