Chiffonade, pronounced "shihf-uh-NAHD", is what chefs call a leaf that is cut into very thin strips. It is a simple technique once you know what you're doing. In this quick video Ryan shows you how to chiffonade mint. The same technique can be used for basil, spinach, and other leaves.
The word Chiffonade typically means thin slice of any kind of leaf, be it spinach, mint or basil. Just watch the video and find out how easy it is to do this right in your kitchen with your own knife. So the next time you hear someone use that word, you know how to do it too.