cui·​sine | \ kwi-ˈzēn How to pronounce cuisine (audio) , 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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Massachusetts cuisine isn’t currently having its most exciting or uplifting moment. Devra First,, "What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’," 11 July 2018 Previously chef de cuisine at Ardent, Woods is bringing a fine-dining chef's approach to his project, seeking out ingredients (many of them organic) that meet his standards and testing and retesting recipes. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Donut Monster coming at you (pop-ups first, a store later)," 3 July 2018 Chef de cuisine Ryan Swanson and certified sommelier Kevin Lewis collaborate to pair each course with wines from Arizona’s own Rune Wines. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Happy birthday, America! 35 restaurants celebrating with Fourth of July food, drink deals," 29 June 2018 The restaurant, which is staffed by members of the Medina County Recovery Center, is at 538 W. Liberty St. Gilbert Brenot is chef de cuisine for the restaurant, which will seat 65 diners. Marc Bona,, "Serenite Restaurant to open in Medina this month," 23 Mar. 2018 For the past decade or so, Italy seems to have eroded France’s grip on the American imagination and the American dollar: Italian cuisine became haute; Americans started sniffing and drinking Italian wines. Jay Mcinerney, Vogue, "Why, Oh Why Do I Love Paris? Jay McInerney Counted the Ways in a 1986 Story for Vogue, Republished Here in Solidarity With the French Capital, Where Notre-Dame Burned," 16 Apr. 2019 Wolfgang Puck, 69, is a celebrity chef and restaurateur who helped pioneer California fusion cuisine starting in the early 1980s. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Wolfgang Puck Fled From Home to a Series of Kitchens as a Teen," 9 Apr. 2019 There are plenty of restaurants open on Easter that will satisfy all your cuisine cravings. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Is Walmart Open on Easter? Here Are the Superstore's Holiday Hours," 11 Mar. 2019 Recently, Mansur Gavriel’s Fall 2018 show included colorful desserts, while the Spring 2019 Brock Collection came with a side of delicious French cuisine. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Here’s What Your Thanksgiving Feast Might Look Like on a Runway," 22 Nov. 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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The first known use of cuisine was in 1786

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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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a strong desire or propensity

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