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nouvelle cuisine

noun

Simple Definition of nouvelle cuisine

  • : a modern style of cooking in which light, healthy food is prepared and served in an attractive way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nouvelle cuisine

  1. :  a form of French cuisine that uses little flour or fat and stresses light sauces and the use of fresh seasonal produce; also :  a national or regional cuisine that stresses lightness and freshness in preparation <American nouvelle cuisine>

Origin and Etymology of nouvelle cuisine

French, literally, new cuisine


First Known Use: 1975


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