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Garnish is used in food as an attractive decoration. 2. A subsidiary food used to add flavor or character to the main ingredient in a dish.

Culinary Uses

If a Garnish is used in the second sense, as an enhancement, it can be used on the side, on top of, or in a dish or Sauce. If you are Garnishing to add a slight flavor of the Garnish flavor throughout the sauce, stir the combined sauce slightly so that the added taste does not dominate.

The actual way that the Garnish is applied depends on the circumstances and the intent of the chef.