• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blancher One who, or that which, blanches or whitens; esp., one who anneals and cleanses money; also, a chemical preparation for this purpose.
    • n Blancher One who, or that which, frightens away or turns aside. "And Gynecia, a blancher , which kept the dearest deer from her.""And so even now hath he divers blanchers belonging to the market, to let and stop the light of the gospel."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blancher One who blanches or whitens, in any sense of the verb blanch.
    • n blancher One who turns aside or causes to turn aside; a perverter.
    • n blancher One stationed for the purpose of turning game in some direction; a sewel (which see).
    • n blancher One who starts or balks at anything.
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The Many Hats of Chef Johnny Blancher .
Chefs Johnny Blancher and Bradley McGehee have been introducing farm-to-table principles to Ye Olde College Inn for a while now, even going so far as to plant a garden in a lot adjacent to the old-school New Orleans neighborhood restaurant.
Key Technology's Turbo-Flo steam blancher/ pasteurizer features an optional control system that can be integrated with plant networks and an optional belt-speed controller that can be adjusted to change cook time on the fly.
Back when Johnny Blancher's dad started what became known as Rock 'n Bowl on Tulane Avenue, it was simply called the Mid City Lanes, a place where young Johnny worked on and off from the time he was 12.