Bain-marie meaning

bănmə-rē
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A large pan containing hot water in which smaller pans may be set to cook food slowly or to keep food warm.
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In cooking, a large pan containing hot water, into which other smaller pans are set in order to cook food slowly, or to keep food warm.
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Origin of bain-marie

  • French from Medieval Latin balneum Mariae bath of Maria probably after Maria Prophetissa, an early alchemist who perhaps lived in Egypt between the first and third centuries ad

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French, from Medieval Latin balneum Mariae Maria's bath

    From Wiktionary