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Definition of batterie de cuisine
batteries de cuisine\ba-ˈtrē(z)-də-kwi-ˈzēn, -kwē-ˈzēn\ play
: a set of metallic kitchen utensils : battery 1 Tin molds for this purpose have been used in France at least since the beginning of the 19th century, the time of the great chef Careme, who contributed more than a hundred molds and utensils to the current batterie de cuisine. — Pierre Franey, New York Times, 14 Apr. 1982 Kitchen knives are, along with cookware, the most important item in the batterie de cuisine. — The Guardian (London), 7 Dec. 1991 … a jumble of cast-iron pots, copper pans, weirdly shaped strainers, escargot pans, brioche molds and nearly every other conceivable weapon in the batterie de cuisine. — Catherine Watson, Dallas Morning News, 6 May 2001 From the epoch that began with a tiny kitchen, three pans, and a big table, I emerged with four children, a batterie de cuisine, and a dining room table that seats 16. — Cynthia Zarin, Gourmet, July 2009
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Origin and Etymology of batterie de cuisine
borrowed from French, “battery (articles of wrought metal) of the kitchen”
First Known Use: 1773
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