cui·sine | \ kwi-ˈzēn , kwē- \

Definition of cuisine 

: manner of preparing food : style of cooking a cooking method used in French cuisine also : the food prepared enjoys French cuisine

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Synonyms for cuisine


cookery, cooking

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Examples of cuisine in a Sentence

a cooking method used in French cuisine a cuisine based on local ingredients This restaurant is famous for its spicy cuisine.
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But the perception that the cuisine at fast casual establishments is healthier than fast food may or may not be accurate., "The 4 Healthiest Menu Items at Panera Bread (Plus 3 Things to Avoid)," 13 July 2018 Cuba’s diverse cuisine is a mashup of African, Spanish and Caribbean influences. Chris Ross,, "Cuban shredded beef has origins in Spain," 25 June 2018 As Mamba describes it, the cuisine of east Africa is spicier and more vegetable-based than that found in the wealthier west Africa, where meat is more common. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Refugees opening east African restaurant in Detroit's New Center," 21 June 2018 River’s cuisine is Italian-inspired, with fresh pastas, pizzas, steaks and chops among the dinner favorites. Leeanne Griffin,, "River: An Italian-Inspired, Waterfront Restaurant With An Unrivaled View," 18 June 2018 Samuelsson's cuisine and philosophy is a study in cultural fusion, much like the man himself. Kelli Kennedy,, "Celebrity chef plans to open restaurant in Miami's struggling Overtown neighborhood," 18 June 2018 Italian cuisine, at its very best, is a math problem that doesn't add up. Matt Goulding, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Eat Like an Italian," 13 June 2018 In a city of a million restaurants, Indian cuisine was very poorly represented. New York Times, "A Classic Indian Cookbook Returns, This Time for Americans," 14 May 2018 The substance behind this claim is that its chef-de-cuisine is a robot. The Economist, "The rise of the robochef," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of cuisine

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuisine

French, literally, kitchen, from Old French, from Late Latin coquina — more at kitchen

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English Language Learners Definition of cuisine

: a style of cooking

: food that is cooked in a particular way

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the setting in which something occurs

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