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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 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 The restaurant: Shoot down California Street to Chapeau!, a warm French bistro where executive chef Philippe Gardelle whips up the classics, from buttery escargot to bouillabaisse and cassoulet. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "10 awesome Bay Area date night ideas for fall," 9 Sep. 2019 Even in the July heat of a French summer, when many are glued to the Tour de France on TV, on vacation, or both, a piping-hot sweat-inducing cassoulet still hits the spot. Washington Post, "Taste of the Tour: Piping-hot bean stew in summer? Bien sûr!," 18 July 2019 Don’t leave without a taste of cassoulet, a hearty stew of Toulouse sausage, white beans, and duck confit. Kimberley Lovato, National Geographic, "5 beautiful cities in France for avoiding the Paris crowds," 24 July 2019

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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 29 May. 2020.

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