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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His passion in life was Golfing, good cuisine and most of all the love for his dogs Tessie and Bella. Hartford Courant,, "Richard Gomes," 13 July 2018 The late chef traveled to unlikely destinations throughout the series, seeking out indigenous cuisine and the locals who make it., "Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Nominated for 6 Emmy Awards After Chef's Death," 12 July 2018 Part of that is its location in the Hidden Garden courtyard, while the other part is its curious menu that spans cuisines and price points. Lauren Delgado,, "Garp & Fuss: Murky menu, lovely location," 6 July 2018 More than 20 trucks provide a variety of cuisine and wine, with live music. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Food and drink events: Cooking classes, wine tastings, more (Summer 2018 edition)," 6 July 2018 In addition to main stage performances, festival-goers will have the opportunity to experience authentic Puerto Rican cuisine and there will be games, arts and crafts and family activities, organizers said. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora to celebrate Puerto Rican heritage in July," 30 June 2018 The establishments' owners turn over their kitchens to refugee chefs for an evening, allowing them to prepare sampling platters of their country's cuisine and share a taste of their home. Lorin Eleni Gill, The Christian Science Monitor, "US restaurants host refugee chefs as part of worldwide festival," 26 June 2018 The establishments’ owners turn over their kitchens to refugee chefs for an evening, allowing them to prepare sampling platters of their country’s cuisine and share a taste of their home. Washington Post, "US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home," 25 June 2018 River West also isn't alone in its quest to develop artists inside the near west neighborhoods — an area where Fonseca sees civic pride, rich culture and cuisine, and support from city officials at neighborhood association meetings. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "With Bryan Fonseca's new theater, the near west is growing into a major arts hub," 23 June 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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