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Word of the day: mousse.

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Mousse is an airy dessert flavored with chocolate, combining a subtly sweet flavor with a foamy texture. The word means “foam.” But it’s also been used to describe moss, as if a garden bed’s carpetlike layer resembles the dessert. Mousse has been part of French cuisine since the 18th century, and not just for dessert. Even today, mousse is a savory main course commonly made from ham, poached chicken, foie gras, cheese, or vegetables.


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