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)

Examples of cassoulet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps the heartiest of hearty French dishes is the cassoulet. Foren Clark, CNN, 30 May 2022 French bistro fare such as coq a vin, cassoulet and rabbit rillette. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 21 Dec. 2021 In her introduction, Kalins recounts other memorable meals and, full disclosure, mentions coming into my kitchen on one of my cassoulet tastings—preparation for my upcoming memoir, Cassoulet Confessions. Sylvie Bigar, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 In his recipe for shortcut vegetarian cassoulet, contributor Christian Reynosa cuts 2-inch long fingers of eggplant, sort of a play on the sausages that would typically be in the dish. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 23 Aug. 2021 Visitors had been scarce, but Daniel Boulud had stopped in a month earlier, with cassoulet and tripe. Rachel Felder, The New Yorker, 28 June 2021 Of course, visitors can also get a feel for the place by sipping libations in its National Bar, or dining on plates of cabbage cassoulet at its new restaurant Lola, named for famed entertainer, dancer and former Nevada County resident Lola Montez. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2021 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, 23 Feb. 2021 The Odeon has been selling a lot of French onion soup and cassoulet, said the owner Lynn Wagenknecht. New York Times, 23 Jan. 2021 See More

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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 10 Aug. 2022.

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