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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But Verma wowed the judges with a cassoulet true to her style and her culinary roots. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Kiran Verma wins cassoulet challenge," 6 Feb. 2018 Get the homemade merguez sausage and duck gizzard cassoulet. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "A Guide to Dundee, Scotland—the First City Outside London to Get Its Very Own V&A Museum," 14 July 2018 Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine Sumac-Crusted Venison Loin with native steamed corn, Anasazi bean cassoulet and cattail relish. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Here are the best dishes of the 2018 Devour Culinary Classic," 4 Mar. 2018 Kiran Verma of Kiran's was named Best Daring Cassoulet at the Jan. 29 event, besting nearly two dozen other chefs cooking cassoulet. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Kiran Verma wins cassoulet challenge," 6 Feb. 2018 But Moody served the quail cassoulet — quail stuffed with garlic sausage and served in a white bean stew, and bizarrely, the wine tasted fine with it. Lauren Chval, RedEye Chicago, "How to get into red wine, whether you're at dinner or on a Netflix binge," 11 Jan. 2018 The French cassoulet consisted of white beans, Toulouse sausage, confit duck leg, and bacon lardon, and was a rich, decadent dish and abundant enough for leftovers., "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 His top sellers are Royal Coronas, followed by cassoulet, flageolet, cranberry, and Marcella beans. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans," 17 Apr. 2018 Other favorites include the cassoulet, the ratatouille, short ribs and the rack of lamb. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pastiche settles into new home in Brown Deer," 17 Apr. 2018

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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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