is a method of food preparation in which the food item is
cut into small blocks or dice. This may be done for
aesthetic, or artistic, reasons or to create uniformly
sized pieces to ensure even cooking.
Dicing is a desirable
method of food preparation, due to the small nature of the
pieces of food, which allows the spread of flavor and
texture throughout the dish.
Dicing usually applies to
vegetables prepared in this way but it can also apply to
the preparation of meat or fish.