June 15th, 2010
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bain-marie, water bath
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Category: Tool
Definition: A piece of equipment, similar to a double boiler, used to gently heat foods or keep food warm, consisting of a pot containing the food to be heated that fits into a larger pot that holds water to be used as a heating source. The smaller pot is typically partially immersed in the water as it is heated (unlike in a double boiler)

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