Simple Definition of 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>
Origin of nouvelle cuisine
French, literally, new cuisine
First Known Use: 1975
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