chou·​croute | \ shü-ˈkrüt How to pronounce choucroute (audio) \

Definition of choucroute

2 or choucroute garnie \ -​gär-​ˈnē How to pronounce choucroute garnie (audio) \ : sauerkraut cooked and served with meat

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Tensions rose further last week when far-right militants criticized Mr. Philippot on social media for going to a couscous restaurant in Strasbourg, France, instead of eating choucroute, the region’s traditional dish of sauerkraut and sausages. Aurelien Breeden And Elian Peltier, New York Times, "A Marine Le Pen Aide Leaves Far-Right Party," 21 Sep. 2017 Alsace is also famous for its culinary traditions, for its wine and cheese and for its choucroute garnie: a heavenly stew made from sausages, charcuterie and sauerkraut. Francine Prose, New York Times, "Francine Prose: How I Found Life-Altering Art in Alsace," 6 July 2016 In a city without a harsh winter, is there ever a good time to serve choucroute, cassoulet or boeuf bourguignon? Jonathan Gold,, "What does it mean to be a chef in Los Angeles in 2017?," 30 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of choucroute

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for choucroute

French, modification of German Sauerkraut

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