cas·​sou·​let | \ ˌka-sə-ˈlā How to pronounce cassoulet (audio) \

Definition of cassoulet

: a casserole of white beans baked with herbs and meat (such as pork, lamb, and goose or duck)

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Recent Examples on the Web Originating in Gascony — also the birthplace of cassoulet — which is famed for its duck, confit is a centuries-old preserving method, used before the advent of refrigeration. Washington Post, "You can make sublime duck confit without fancy techniques or expensive fat. Here’s how.," 23 Feb. 2021 The Odeon has been selling a lot of French onion soup and cassoulet, said the owner Lynn Wagenknecht. New York Times, "When Dinner Is Outdoors, New Rules Apply," 23 Jan. 2021 Wall ovens are harder for children to reach—and keep adults of all ages from bending over to lift a heavy cassoulet. Kaitlin Petersen, House Beautiful, "How to Build a Home That Lasts Your Whole Life," 15 Oct. 2020 On cooler nights, consider hearty Gascon cassoulet, Alsatian choucroute garnie, or Burgundian coq au vin. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "65 Classic French Recipes to Add to Your Repertoire," 8 May 2020 Just as Southerners hold casserole near and dear to our hearts, Julia Child celebrated the cassoulet as a perfectly humble dish of beans and meat. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, "10 Essential Julia Child Recipes Everyone Should Master," 9 Apr. 2020 There are leeks vinaigrette and leek gratin, pot-au-feu and cassoulet. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Le Crocodile’s Bold Brooklyn Ambitions," 21 Feb. 2020 The dishes are made by the Not family in Mas-Saintes-Puelles, near Castelnaudary, one of the towns known for cassoulet. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "The Right Dish for the Cassoulet," 2 Mar. 2020 Herschman is cooking up a mushroom rangoon, mofungo and cassoulet. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Mojo opens in Lopez on Lee spot (photos, video)," 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of cassoulet

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cassoulet

French, from Occitan, literally, earthenware dish, diminutive of cassolo dish, diminutive of casso ladle, from Old Occitan cassa

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“Cassoulet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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