batterie de cuisine

noun bat·te·rie de cui·sine \ ba-ˈtrē-də-kwi-ˈzēn , -kwē-ˈzēn \

Definition of batterie de cuisine

plural batteries de cuisine play \ba-ˈtrē(z)-də-kwi-ˈzēn, -kwē-ˈzēn\
: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 FraneyNew York Times14 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 WatsonDallas Morning News6 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 ZarinGourmetJuly 2009

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Origin and Etymology of batterie de cuisine

borrowed from French, “battery (articles of wrought metal) of the kitchen”


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