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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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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Recent Examples on the Web But Marx points to Italy as an example of a country that remains a global cultural force, despite its most loved and recognized exports in this area, such as its cuisine, being far from new. Marc Bain, Quartz, "How Japan’s global image morphed from military empire to eccentric pop-culture superpower," 21 May 2020 Fiesta unmistakably appropriates all things Mexican: its cuisine, language, décor and more. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: Today would’ve been the first day of Fiesta, before a pandemic hit," 16 Apr. 2020 Breakfast is substantial at La Olla, a traditional restaurant in downtown Oaxaca with a hot pink-and-marigold facade as vibrant as its cuisine. TheWeek, "How Oaxacan refried beans steal the show," 12 Apr. 2020 In addition to its exceptional fine dining cuisine, Seattle dining institution Canlis is known for its architecturally notable building and views of the water. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "Seattle Fine Dining Icon Canlis Shifts to Drive-Thru and Delivery Amid Coronavirus Concerns," 12 Mar. 2020 And because chef James Boyce and his wife and partner Suzan Boyce take great pride in their modern American-French cuisine, guests will be dazzled by an impressive menu that beautifully highlights Southern fare. Sarah Cook, al, "4 great places to host a rehearsal dinner in Birmingham," 27 Feb. 2020 Her cuisine often was described as high-end soul food. Emily Langer,, "B. Smith, model turned restaurateur and lifestyle maven, dies at 70," 23 Feb. 2020 Local Abundance Kitchen, Cleveland, Ohio Women from Zimbabwe, Iraq and a number of other countries share both their cuisine and personal stories while leading cooking classes for small groups and individuals. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, "These Supper Clubs Are Using Food to Cross Cultural Divides," 13 Feb. 2020 Another problem with leaning on people of color to be experts in their own cuisines lies in the shortcomings of limited representation. Soleil Ho,, "The Bon Appetit test kitchen’s race problem," 27 Jan. 2020

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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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29 May 2020

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“Cuisine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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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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