nouvelle cuisine

nouvelle cuisine


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

Full Definition of NOUVELLE CUISINE

:  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>


French, literally, new cuisine
First Known Use: 1975

nouvelle cuisine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Style in international cuisine developed in France in the 1960s and '70s that stresses freshness, lightness, and clarity of flavour, as distinct from the richer and more calorie-laden classic haute cuisine. Dishes commonly include sauces made of vegetable and fruit purees, novel combinations of foods in small quantities, and elegant displays highlighting details of texture and colour.


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